Five Websites to Help College Students Save Money

Save Money in College Piggy Bank Learning how to save money in college is no easy task. With books, rent, food and, oh yeah, that thing called a social life, along with countless other things to pay for, the thought of saving any money at all may seem impossible.

However, if you can learn how to save money now, you will set yourself up for saving success in the future because – trust me – your bills only continue to grow. There are many blogs on saving money, as well as websites for college students looking to save so, read on and we will give you five of our favorites.

  1. StudentUniverse – If you are a student you can find some great tips here how to save money in college. This website discusses budgeting, utilizing all your available student discounts and so much more!
  2. Peer Transfer Blog – This blog is really awesome because it uses infographics to show you where you are likely spending your money as a student and also, how you can save it! Did you know that 51% of college students order takeout and 20% go out to eat? They also discuss money saving tips for college students studying overseas and international students studying in the states.
  3. Her Campus – This money saving blog is really directed toward the female college population. It discusses everything from how to save money by cooking your own meals, couponing, happy hours and where you can purchase used things like clothing. One of their blogs is called 21 Meals for Under $60 Total and it gives you a list of meals with recipes for the week that you can actually make for only $60.
  4. College Scholarships – This website for college students has been around since 1999. It provides a ton of resources for browsing scholarships by attributes such as state of residency, student type and even subject matter. It also has a blog post about 118 Ways to Save Money in College so if you cannot find a way to save money here: I think you have a much bigger problem on your hands!
  5. Schmoop – This site has a ton of information for high school students in regards to test prep, learning resources and college planning. They also wrote a post about 25 Ways to Save Money In College and it also discusses everything from making a budget, shopping around and renting an apartment.

All of these websites and more can help you successfully save money while in college. The key is to figure out your budget and stick to it! Credit card debt can be a huge financial stress so don’t let yourself end up on that road. Be smart in your spending.

Sierra Martinez is a Marine Corps wife, mother of one and a writer. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communications and a focus in Public Relations.