6 Money-Saving Websites for College Students

Categories: College Life

The-Social-Network-Tyler-and-Cameron-Winklevoss-twinsDoes being a college student inherently mean you’re broke?  Well, unless you’re a Winklevoss twin, then yes, probably.  But! With the beautiful invention of the Internet, being broke in college got way easier.  There are websites that help college students save money by finding great deals, teach students how to budget, save money on phone bills, and yes, find scholarships for college.

1. The number one website to find scholarships online is, yours truly, Cappex.com.  With Cappex, you not only save money with the scholarships you win, but you save time looking for scholarships to pay for college.  Cappex matches scholarships to you like Match.com, but for scholarships.

This Campus Splash blog goes on to share its top sites to help college students save on college:

2. Group Buying
Group buying sites like Groupon.com or LivingSocial.com offer steep discounts on things you might not be spending money on everyday, like spa treatments or restaurant visits, but can be great for special occasions. Keep an eye out for special online deals that can work to your advantage, like a recent Groupon deal that sold $20 gift cards to Barnes and Noble for $10— perfect for buying books. Not all cities have deals yet, so check out locations nearby too.

3. Eating Out
There are only so many times when you can eat soggy grilled cheese at the dining hall before you start to crave real food, fried food. CampusFood.com connects you to take-out restaurants in your area and lets you order and pay online. Best of all, it offers weekly coupons from your favorite restaurants.

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Original Post Date: February 17th, 2011

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