How Can I Afford COllege? 

How Can I Afford College?

If you’ve ever asked this, you are probably trying to save money on almost everything. The usual things that come to mind, such as scholarships and part-time jobs can help you, but don’t neglect the small things you can do. Even changes in daily spending habits can make money less stressful.

 How can you save money and stress less? Try these tricks:

  • Stick to a budget.
  • Find work-study programs offered on your college campus.
  • Buy used or rented textbooks rather than new textbooks.
  • Eat on your meal plan if you’ve already paid for one.
  • When you’re bored, look for free events.
  • Don’t be weak when numerous offers involving spending money come your way.
  • Don’t eat out too much.
  • If you’re a coffee drinker, get your own coffee maker.
  • Choose hand-me-down clothes rather than designer.
  • Choose used furniture in good condition rather than brand new furniture for your dorm room.
  • Apply for many scholarships.
  • Sell textbooks when you’re finished with them.
  • Limit your credit card usage.
  • Be mindful of fees.
  • Grocery shop on a full stomach.
  • Ride a bike or carpool to places instead of always driving.
  • Look for inexpensive phone plans.
  • Research local businesses that offer discounts for college students.
  • Split housing costs with roommates.
  • Take notes on your computer rather than buying notebooks.
  • Don’t plan for trips that require lots of spending money.
  • Get a water bottle and fill it up at water fountains rather than pay for soda.

Greenville University is willing to help you manage your finances. Approximately 96% of our students receive financial assistance in the form of merit scholarships, institutional awards and grants, federal and/or state assistance, as well as low-interest student loans and work study opportunities.

Fill out your FAFSA as well!