How to Save on Tech During College

May 23, 2015

8:00 pm

College is an important step in life for people pursuing more education, but it can also be an hard time in terms of money. In most countries, college education is not free and, in some of them (like the United States) it gets so expensive that most people spend several years paying college loans after they graduated – even though they are set to get cheaper.

College should also be a time for some fun but, with the loans subject in mind, it is important to get ways of saving as much you can. There are ways to do so, especially in something that might get very expensive: technology. There are ways to save on computers, software, and other tech, so let’s take a closer look at this.

Check if your college has a laptop program

Computers are a college student’s best friend. Virtually every assignment is done on them and, some times, students have to deliver work using online platforms, so computers are absolutely indispensable. Unfortunately, not everyone has hundreds of dollars to spend on a new shiny laptop, or they already own a desktop computer and do not wish to buy a laptop, so what is the best solution?

Some colleges offer laptop programs, in which they lend those devices to their students or sell them at lower prices; some colleges with those programs even give you a laptop at the start of your time there and, if you end up graduating, you get to keep it. To know more about this, check this useful information about colleges with free laptops.

Getting Microsoft software for free (or almost)

Microsoft is everywhere. And it can be on your computer too, and for a very affordable price that, in some cases, can even be… zero.

There are some programs that, in association with Academical Institutions, offer huge discounts to students on Microsoft software – those discounts can reach 100%, in some cases. DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching, and research purposes. Another example is OnTheHub, a similar program run by Kivuto Solutions Inc..

Do you have more tips about saving on tech during college? Let us know in the comments.

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25 y/o, born and living in Portugal. Majored in Biology, but tech and computers were always a passion. Wrote for sites like Windows.Appstorm and MakeTechEasier.

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