Student Savings: How to Save Money On College

College is a major expense. Here are all the student resources we found to save money on school, textbooks, and tuition.

Here are some of our favorite ways to save money on schooling:




CLEP Exams

AP Courses

Transfer Credits from Community College to a Private School


The college library often has a copy of the textbook on reserve, but you need to get there first. As soon as you register for your class, see if you can find a copy of the old syllabus, contact the professor, or speak to the librarian

Ebay. older versions of the textbook often appear on auction sites for cheap.

Rent the textbook – this is especially helpful for digital books.

Used textbooks are about half the price

Team up with a buddy to split the cost of the book

Google Scholar. Check to see if a PDF of your book is available online.