Paying for College

Save on Entertainment Costs During College

Going to college is expensive. There's no doubt about that. Aside for the sheer cost of tuition, room and board, and fees (the so-called “student budget"), there's also the cost of life outside the classroom. As they say, all work and no play can make us quite dull.

When I was in college (back when Fred Flintstone and I were neighbors), the big deal for me was getting a five-dollar bill in the mail from my parents. Then, I would celebrate by heading to the Hilltop Sub Shop that night and getting one of their world-famous steak sandwiches. (See how pathetic my social life was?) Of course, I was involved in varsity sports (tennis), which kept me quite busy in the spring, and my roommates and I had a good relationship that kept us entertained with many late-night bull sessions. But it's not like that today.

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