15 Ways for College Students to Save Money

2. Use older versions of textbooks

Stacks of used books.
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A nice shiny new book is nice, but when you are trying to save money think used books.

“I would also suggest looking for older versions of textbooks as they are often adequate for the course and can be found cheaper than the newest edition,” LaBrake says. “Professors will oftentimes tell students if an older edition can be used for the class, and some will even offer a separate syllabus with the correct pages for various editions of the course textbook.”

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