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14 Ways To Make Uni Life Cheaper

University: the best years of your life and some of the toughest years on your wallet. Heavy workloads can mean no time for a job, so here are some alternative ways to earn and save cash while at uni.

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6. Forego the occasional party in favour of a babysitting job.

That's two birds with one stone! You're saving money by not going out and you're making money, too. You're also learning how to take care of another human, so perhaps that's actually three birds.

7. Volunteer for paid on-campus research studies.

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These can be sweet gigs: money in exchange for a survey or study that's often enjoyable. Perhaps stay away from "medical trials," though.

9. Tell your friends that you'll clean their entire house for less than a professional cleaner.

Yeah, it's gross and you don't really want to do it, but neither do your buddies. Cleaning can be totally therapeutic and you'll feel accomplished afterwards (and richer!)

10. Car pool to share the cost of parking on campus.

A car space at university can be pricey these days, as can public transport. Splitting the cost with your mates could save you a lot of cash.

There are plenty of ways to make extra cash at university, but the best way to save it is with CommBank's Student Options. Whether it's an everyday bank account or a high-interest online savings account, CommBank is looking out for uni students with discounts across a range of banking products.

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