Broke!: A College Student's Guide to Getting By on Less

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Kaplan, Dec 2, 2003 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Want to know the secret to living on less while having a great time at college?

College students give you the scoop on:

  • How to save money on housing and food
  • Earning fast cash (legally of course!)
  • Managing a budget
  • Scoring a great travel deal

And much more!

Benefit from their wisdom...

The best time to buy an airline ticket online is around 3 AM or 4 AM. This is when companies update their systems and lower prices on tickets that aren't selling.
-- Junior, Biology, Carnegie Mellon University

Don't rely on the paycheck coming on Friday to cover a check you wrote on Tuesday.
-- Senior, Biology, College of Charleston

And learn from their mistakes:

I didn't know how hard it is to get your landlord to give back your security deposit. Keep really good records and make sure you document damage already in the apartment or your landlord will stick you with it.
-- Senior, Public Relations, Brigham Young University

A couple of classmates were stranded in Mexico because the travel agency "forgot" to mention that in the fine print it says that only airfare TO Mexico was included in the price, not the airfare FROM Mexico.
-- Junior, History/Pre-Law, Ohio State University

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About the author (2003)

Contributing editor Bill Sliwa is the Vice President for Enrollment Management at Lees-McRae College.

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions has helped more than 3 million students achieve their educational and career goals. With 185 centers and over 1,200 classroom locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, Kaplan provides a full range of services, including test-prep courses, admissions consulting, programs for international students, professional licensing preparation, and more.

Basili is vice president of learning and assessment for Kaplan, Inc.

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