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10 Things College Students Can Get for Free or at a Discount

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Sep 25, 2017 8:29:20 AM


Did you know that college students have access to an array of free and discounted items? From entertainment to restaurants and computer software, these perks can help you save money as you work toward completing your degree.

Below we list only a few of the many deals you can score just for having a student ID or .edu email address. 


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Tags: Money Saving Tips, Just for Fun

Common Scholarship Myths - Busted

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Apr 7, 2017 12:17:33 PM


Applying for scholarships can seem intimidating on the outside, but what many students don't know is that it's one of the easiest ways you can earn money for school. No joke.

And that's FREE money, btw! 

But it takes too much time. And I'm going up against SO MANY OTHER students who probably have higher grades than me, so why bother? Right? Wrong!

JJC has more than $500,000 in scholarship money to award this year - so don't miss out on this golden opportunity. If you're not sure if applying for scholarships is the right route for you, we encourage you to think again, and take a look at our scholarship myth list below. 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, For New Students, Tips & Tricks

Money Saving Hacks

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Nov 28, 2016 8:00:33 AM

Let's be honest: it's hard to save money, especially when you're in college. 

The good news is, anyone can save money, no matter your age or financial situation - you just have to make an effort and change your habits. Below, we've outlined ten simple money saving hacks students and others can try. 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips