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27 Money-Saving Tips Every College Student Needs To Know

More useful than Econ 101.

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what tips they had to save money during college. Here are the graduate-level results.

1. Rather than shelling out money on Netflix or Hulu Plus, borrow DVDs of movies and TV shows from the library.

2. Borrow required textbooks from the school or public library.

3. Find an e-book or scan library reserve copies of your readings and print pages if needed.

4. If you can't borrow or scan, try renting rather than buying your textbooks.

5. Or find older and cheaper editions of your required reading (be sure to check with your prof beforehand!)

6. Do the research before buying or renting textbooks.

7. Get your caffeine buzz without breaking the bank.

8. Hack your ramen.

9. Snack smart.

10. Work with friends to make dinner cheaper.

11. Shop for food and cook smart.

12. Coupon, coupon, coupon.

13. Budget and use a prepaid card to make sure you don't go over it.

14. Work somewhere you can get free food.

15. Attend all the school events for the free food. (Hey, maybe you'll join an awesome club, too.)

16. Pay attention to events on campus.

17. Use the end of the year move out to your advantage.

18. Get creative with your dorm decor.

19. Hit up dollar stores for notebooks and room decor.

20. For even more free perks, think about becoming an RA.

21. Apply for scholarships. Seriously.

22. Consider on-campus opportunities to make some cash.

23. Or get an on-campus job.

24. Make sure you use the resources that are available especially for students.

25. Opt out of unnecessary student services and utilize ones that save you money.

26. If you can, try paying off the interest on your student loans when you're still in college.

27. Remember that every little bit counts.

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