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4 Big Ways to Save During Summer School

Summer school.


Just that phrase makes you feel like your summer is going to suck, doesn’t it? While your friends and family are basking in the sun, you’ll be stuck in some classroom. (Yeah, sorry about that.)

Look, you know you’ve got to do it, so you might as well get something good out of it, right?

Saving During Summer School

1. Rent textbooks online.

We all know that books can add a huge cost to your summer school costs, but they don’t have to. (Seriously.) Sites like rent books–both traditional and online (for real!)–and even offer free shipping both ways, on purchases and returns! It can save you a ton of money.

2. Go old school on food.

How many times do you stop at the coffee shop or grab some drive-through fast food to and from class? Letting one of those go every day for a six-week session can save you up to $150! Don’t be embarrassed to brown bag it or bring along your own refillable water bottle, find a nice spot outside and have your own picnic before class. (Plus, you’re squeezing in some summer sun time before spent time in that dingy classroom. Ew.)

3. Leave the car at home.

We don’t have to tell you, but gas is expensive. One way to save big for summer school is to take alternate transportation. If you live close enough, bike or walk to school. (Plus, you get in your exercise quota for the day!) Not a fan of the summer sweat? Hook up with a classmate and ride share to split gas costs. Or, consider pubic transportation. (It’s not really as bad as you think, we promise!)

4. Rock your student ID.

I know, you’re not that proud of the picture on your student ID. But who cares if it gives you discounts, right? Don’t forget that your student ID can save you money on computer stuff, food, and more. No matter where you are shopping, ask if they have student discount and rock your student ID for it!

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Along with being a contributor to, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate.

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