10.11.2016

"How Do I University?" Part 3: Grants, discounts and part-time jobs

I can't believe it, it's part three time already.
Starting from where we left last week, you enrolled at University and found a room/house.
Now, you will soon start to realize what being a student means: your money will soon develop the ability to disappear.

Yes, among fees, rent, shopping, various material you will find yourself with few money left at the end of the month....or maybe not?


Avoiding to spend an entire capital is possible if you know how to do it.

1)Grants
Since the darkest day, grants have always been a great help for students. Each university has different kinds of grants, they could be given according to family's economic status, based on school outcomes or they could be rewards for a peculiar academic activity.
Keep informed with those proposals because they are the easiest and safest way to grab some money and breathe a bit better.

2)Part-time jobs
Look out in your city for job opportunities. Since your main aim is studying, you might want to find something which just takes you the week-ends or a couple of hurs shifts at evening.
Check out calls for application by the municipality (They might need someone to help out during city events) or check if your university offers you such opportunities.

3)Student Discounts
If you can't get some extra gaining, this doesn't mean you can't save some money on your shopping.
Sometimes, Universities and some local enterprises such as restaurants, transportation companies, theatres, museums and gyms, might share agreements which allow the students to access services at a reduced price.
The student's associations should be able to help you with that. It's always nice if you can save some money at the end of the month.

4)Shopping discounts 
If you are living away from home, then you will often need to go shopping for groceries. Try to find a big grocery store and get their fidelity card so you will have access to weekly discounts and sometimes (according to each chain's policy) even get something for free (Every reference is completely random) if they have point collection.

Even the third post is gone. Did you find it useful? Should I add something? Let me know!
As always, thank you for reading, you are amazing!

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