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Campus Resources to Help You Save Money in College

Last updated October 31, 2023

No matter where you attend college, there are likely many resources on your campus designed to support your academic, professional, physical, and mental wellbeing– all for free or at a discounted rate. Check out this list of on-campus resources that can help you stay on track and save money in college!

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Depending on the size of your campus, your school may have one or multiple libraries that offer students many different free academic supports and resources, such as:

  • Limited copies of course textbooks that students can rent.
  • Quiet study rooms.
  • Help from librarians to find materials and resources for class assignments.
  • A free online database of e-books, papers, and study materials.
  • ….and so much more!

Call your library or check out their page on your school’s website to learn more. The library is an amazing, free asset that can help you a lot throughout college, so don’t sleep on it!

Learning center

For many students, adjusting to a college-level workload can take some time, but the learning center can help! Staff in the learning center can support you:

  • Complete homework assignments.
  • Understand class concepts.
  • Outline and draft essays.
  • Study for upcoming exams.
  • Adopt study and time management habits that work for you.
  • …and more!

You can use the learning center as often as you need, for any class you’d like some extra support in. Some learning centers require students to make appointments, while others operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Call your learning center or check out their page on your college’s website to learn more.

Career center

The career center is an amazing asset for all things jobs! When you head to the career center, you can receive support:

  • Writing and editing your resume or cover letters.
  • Finding and applying for jobs and internships.
  • Defining and exploring your career interests and goals.
  • Exploring majors and areas of study that align with your career goals.

Your school’s career center may require appointments, so be sure to call before stopping by.

Health center

The student health center is an important resource to be aware of in college. While resources and services will vary by school, the health center can typically:

  • See you when you’re not feeling well.
  • Treat common colds.
  • Provide examinations.
  • Provide immunizations.

Your student fees should typically cover many different services at the health center, but be sure to learn more by calling or stopping by.

Fitness center

Your student fees may also cover access to your college’s fitness centers, where you can typically work out as often as you want. When you’re ready to get moving, be sure to bring your student ID with you, as it may be required for entry. Be sure to check each fitness center’s webpage to learn more about services offered, hours of operation, and more!

Have any questions about locating or using your on-campus resources? Text #College to 33-55-77 to chat with one of our advisors. If you're using a mobile device, click here to have the text message set up for you!

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