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Top 10 (perfectly normal) ways college students save money

From eating leftover pizza to scanning textbooks or looking online for a .pdf, Sac State students scrimp and save their limited funds in creative ways — some genius, some not so much. Check out our top 10 cheapskate life hacks and money saving tips and vote for your favorites!

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Source: http://statehornet.com/2017/01/top-10-money-hacks-for-college-students

1

Dumping your cable and cell service

Dumping your cable and cell service

There's Wi-Fi throughout campus to stream Netflix and apps that can call and text anyway.

2

“Borrowing” food from your roommates

“Borrowing” food from your roommates

Sharing is caring after all. (PHOTO: Santeri Viinamäki)

3

Sharing a textbook with a classmate

Sharing a textbook with a classmate

Spread the knowledge. You can either go dutch on the required reading or get them to send you pics of the necessary material. (PHOTO: John Liu)

4

Sacrificing your social life

Sacrificing your social life

There's no time or money to party or eat out with friends when you're working two jobs to pay tuition, student loans and rent.

5

Parking off campus

Parking off campus

When $171 is too much, the parking lots of religious buildings, businesses and restaurants close to campus sing sweet prospects of free and ample parking. (PHOTO: Ildar Sagdejev)

6

Sleeping for Dinner

Sleeping for Dinner

Sometimes, you can't fight it.

7

Sneaking toilet paper from campus bathrooms

Sneaking toilet paper from campus bathrooms

Your tuition paid for it, and 1-ply is better than no-ply.

8

Camping in the AIRC

Camping in the AIRC

When you can't afford rent or student housing, the AIRC welcomes you under its roof 24/7.

9

Pushing the lifetime of everything you own

Pushing the lifetime of everything you own

There's no room in the budget for failure, so duct tape or a spare tire until you get home is the only solution. (PHOTO: James Lee)

10

Attending campus events

Attending campus events

Whether it's Phlagleblast for Post-it notes and highlighters or guest lectures for catering and pizza, the myriad campus events provide school supplies and a lunch with potential for taking home the leftovers. (PHOTO: Union Well Inc.)