Our friend Janet at MRI Technician schools wrote an excellent post on saving money while in college. Here is a sample of some of the great ideas:
6. Share entrees with a friend : Most restaurant portions are really big enough servings for 2 people anyways. Just make sure the establishment does not charge extra for taking such measures beforehand.
14. Eat at home : Sometimes, the cost of a meal for 2 at even a reasonably-priced restaurant can be used to feed 4-6 when the raw ingredients are purchased and taken home for preparation. Provided, of course, that one spends prudently while at the grocery store.
25. Share book expenses with trusted friends in the same class : Figure out the logistics and split the cost of textbooks with a trustworthy individual – bonus savings when buying used!
56. Take community college courses when feasible : Make sure to check transfer protocol beforehand, but taking core classes and occasional electives through a community college saves quite a bit of money than the same education through a major university. There is little to no disparity between the academics at one institution or the other, and some classes may be taken online for further savings.
97. The only worthwhile loan is a student loan : College is not the time to borrow significant amounts of money to buy a house or boat or car, start a business, or anything else requiring a loan from the bank. If a loan becomes an absolute necessity, use them only for tuition and other school-related costs. In this case, the debt is entirely warranted and understandable.
Make sure to visit the full list HERE in order to take in some smart ideas. The site also has great information on healthcare industry schools and careers as well creating a collaborative environment within the neuro-science, psychology, health and other related fields.