College Hacks You Didn't Know Existed

There’s no better time to explore and discover new things than college. Some of the best moments in your life are spent on people, classes, parties, and events on campus. But there are other expenses college students have to consider besides their tuition. Now as a student athlete you may be fortunate enough to get a scholarship money  or stipend checks but even then there are still some expenses that you will encounter. There is only so much money to go around between the necessities such as food, rent, and tuition, so why not take advantage for being the student after all the perks you get as an athlete. 

Today, many young people struggle with the burden of debt due to the increasing amount of tuition rates. So when entering college, you have to learn how to be wise with spending your money. But there’s no need to worry too much since there are many ways to find student discounts to save up hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Below is a list of reduced rates of software, computers, cars, rental services, even entertainment  college students can take advantage of.

Microsoft Office 365

The typical college life revolves around writing papers, submitting requirements, and making presentations. So in case you didn’t know, college students and teachers can use Microsoft 365 for free. To access this, all you need is a valid school email address, and you’re all set. This promo includes a suite of all the useful tools Office has to offer, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as other classroom tools for educators.

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Going around town or on campus would be easier if you have your own car. If you can’t afford it, don’t worry as you can rent one easily. Avis, one of the world’s largest and most well-known car rental companies, offers student rate discounts for their rental services, giving students up to 25 percent off their regular rates along with additional offers. On a side note, the company has also set up a program for families who want to secure a college fund for their children.


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Once you start school, you’ll most likely live on your own in a dorm or a place near your college. But there’s no need to spend a fortune on moving services. Penske, a truck rental service provider, offers a ten percent discount for college students which includes the reservation process, free unlimited miles on one-way moving, 24/7 roadside assistance, and more.

Managing your move is also convenient with Penske. Their team can help you out with the planning, offer supplies needed for the move, and assist in determining the truck size required for your things. 

Adorama Rental Co.

For art students, photography can be part of your curriculum or an outlet for you to capture memorable moments of your college life. Whatever reason you have for looking for a camera, know that you can rent quality DSLRs, mirrorless units, and lenses conveniently. 

Adorama Rentals offers numerous rental options for college students and educators. Their rental kits include cameras, accessories, lighting systems, and more. Avail of their services by providing them with your valid school ID and your shipping address in the country. By renting from their selection, you can save hundreds and thousands of dollars for your tuition instead of spending for a new mirrorless camera by renting from Adorama Rentals’ wide variety of cameras and other supplementary accessories.

Chevrolet, GMC & Buick

Getting a brand new car should not be an unwise decision if you really want to own one. However, always look for discounts and other benefits when you plan on purchasing one. At GM College Discount, you can find the best Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick cars at affordable rates, with some models having thousands of dollars reduced from their regular price.

To be eligible for their promos, you need to be currently enrolled as a college or graduate student. If you’ve already graduated, there’s still a chance to take advantage of their offer. You simply have to have graduated from a two or four-year college program within the past two years for them to let you avail of their offer.


Adobe Creative Cloud

The Creative Suite of Adobe provides a plethora of opportunities for design, filmmaking, and photography. Purchasing the full software can burn a hole through your pocket, especially if you’re only a student. Thankfully, the Adobe Creative Cloud for Education allows students and teachers to use their suite of tools at discounted rates. These reduced rates take out 60 percent off the regular price for students during the first year.

Best Buy

Besides textbooks, there are a lot of things you need once the semester starts. So before it begins, sign up for their promo to get numerous student deals. The company offers this program to students from grade school to college, giving you multiple options to find what you need at the best prices. With their promos, you can discover the best computer, refrigerator, home theater system, or other components for your place in no time.

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Spotify & Apple Music 


Both music platforms offer student discounts for students who are looking to listen to their favorite tunes whether while studying, working out, or hanging out with friends. 

Amazon Prime

Whether you need textbooks, school supplies, consumer goods, or toiletries you more than likely will be using Amazon to make your purchase. Why not take advantage of the student discount. Not only will you be provided with free shipping but you can enjoy Amazon Video and all the other features a Prime membership provides. 

This article was written by Meliza Summer. Meliza Summer is a traveller, pesky to discover new hide-outs and cultures around the world. She is only accompanied by her camera and favorite fountain pen. Meliza believes that there are many kinds of freedom in this world and you can enjoy one on writing.