7 Ways to Cut Thousands From Your College Costs

Going on a technology diet or dropping the chalupa can save students a small fortune.


Pay bills on time and in full: Students often don't realize how expensive it is to be sloppy or lazy with bills. Bouncing checks typically costs at least $25 in fees. Failing to pay bills on time can add late fees of $35 apiece. Failing to pay credit cards off in full each month can mean thousands of dollars in interest payments. Students can set up automatic online bank payments to their bills to make sure they are never late. And students who use debit cards don't have to worry about interest building up.

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