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With the rising costs of tuition, textbooks, and room & board, attending college is more expensive than ever. Thankfully, it's still possible to save money on some of the other costs associated with higher learning! At Hip2Save, we help college students save money wherever they can. Follow along as we share the best discounts, sales, promo codes, and deals for college students all year long!
The most common pain point expense of college students is the high cost of textbooks. But did you know there are ways to score FREE college textbooks?! Some websites offer free digital versions of textbooks to help keep the costs of getting a higher education low. Beyond that, there are plenty of sites that offer cheap college textbooks as well!
There's so much to consider when moving away from home for the first time. Setting up a dorm room can be expensive. College students may be surprised when they realize the total cost of everything they need to live comfortably!
If you'd like some idea of what it takes to set up a dorm room, check out our FREE Ultimate Dorm Essentials printable list! Although every college and university offers different amenities and has different rules, this list is a great starting point for anyone trying to shop, pack, or prepare for their first move into campus housing.
The back-to-school shopping season isn't just for K-12 students!As you might expect, the back-to-school shopping season is a popular time for college students to stock up on everything they need for the upcoming fall semester. Some states even offer tax-free shopping days throughout the summer months. During these special "tax holidays," you can buy school supplies and other essentials without having to pay any state sales tax!
After July 4th, you'll find plenty of deals on traditional school supplies like pens, pencils, and notebooks.
At this time of year, you can also save money on the big-ticket items that many college students need! This is a great opportunity to score discounts on laptop computers and other electronics. You'll also find deals on small appliances, bedding, bath, storage, and other inexpensive home goods.
In addition to seasonal sales, college students can also enjoy unique opportunities to save money all year long. Many companies understand that the average college student doesn't have a lot of disposable income so they offer them special discounts. Check out our list of deals, perks, and promotions available to anyone with a college ID or email address!