Buy textbooks online, used or both. Used to be you were trapped paying outrageous prices to the monopoly known as the campus bookstore. Nowadays, thanks to the Internet, you can buy new and used textbooks online and save serious bucks. Do a search for “used text books.”
If you're at least 62 years old, you can score a $10 lifetime pass to America's federal parks and recreational lands. But act quickly because fees are about to jump.