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5 Hidden costs students can avoid

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  • University is expensive, and the hidden costs don’t help. Luckily, you can avoid them with a bit of planning.

  • Lower your book costs by opting for digital or secondhand options, and your grocery bill by cooking at home.

  • Curb your transportation expenses by getting discounted student transport passes or carpooling with your classmates.

  • Student loan fees can come as a major surprise, especially if you take out a credit line. Consider taking on a part-time job to start a savings account.

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Gaby Pilson
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Gaby Pilson

Gaby Pilson is a writer, educator, travel guide, and lover of all things personal finance. She’s passionate about helping people feel empowered to take control of their financial lives by making investing, budgeting, and money-saving resources accessible to everyone.

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