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Campus Resources to Help You Save Money in College

Last updated August 29, 2022

For many, attending college might include being separated from your primary support systems at home for the first time. Responsibilities like managing a budget, maintaining proper wellness, time management, and navigating life’s unexpected hurdles come into play; on top of trying to be a successful student. It can get overwhelming at times, but you are not alone! There are actually several support services available on campus, either free or at a discounted rate, designed to help you navigate through any obstacles you may face while working toward academic success.

The library

The campus library typically has some copies of different required textbooks for a variety of classes. If you can't find your copy or need to do a reference check, ask a librarian for help! They might even have resources within the school library system or through local community libraries you can use. The library is an amazing, free resource - don't sleep on it!

Learning center

For many students, adjusting to a college-level workload can be difficult at first - that's where the learning center can help! Staff in the learning center can help you stay on top of studying, maintain your GPA, get academic support, grasp difficult concepts in classes, and more. You can use the learning center as often as you'd like and for whichever classes you'd like some extra support in.

Career center

The career center is an amazing asset to get help with you with all things jobs! They can help you create or edit your resume, write a cover letter, help you find jobs and internships, and more - all for free! You may have to make an appointment to get help from someone in the career center, so be sure to call beforehand. 

Student health center

The student health center is an important resource to be aware of when starting college. Locate where it is and the fastest way to get there from your dorm or buildings you spend a lot of time in. When you have some down time, stop in to see what health benefits are covered by your student fees and what services the health center offers. You might have one or a few free or low cost health checks available to you as a student, which can save you time and money down the road.

Food pantry

Many college campuses have food pantries. Check to see if your campus has a food pantry by searching through your student portal or in an internet search ("[campus name] + food pantry"). You can also check with local churches as they also have food pantries for the public. Read more here about finding food, shelter, and other resources in your local community. 

Fitness center

Remember all those student fees included in your tuition bill? They cover access to your school's fitness centers! Make sure to bring your student ID when you want to work out and check their website for open hours. If solo fitness is not your thing, consider joining some intramural sports leagues offered by your school!

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