When you come to college, hopefully you anticipate things being expensive. Before you arrive, you hunt for scholarships, you buy discounted textbooks, you save at least some of the money you got from graduating high school. Those are all great ways to buckle down and prepare for college expenses, but what about after you get here? You have to find other ways to fund your Sonic addiction or your Midnight Oil lifestyle. Here are a few shortcuts that can save you money at Harding:
If you want to get an on-campus job, you can search for them on Pipeline under Bison Career Search. Those are going to be the most flexible in regard to working with your class schedule and study habits. You can also visit the Career Services office on the second floor of the Student Center.
If you drive somewhere every week, like the grocery store or an off-campus devo, get a carpool together with your friends. It only takes five minutes to drive to Walmart, but you could save about $5 per month if you and four friends take turns driving, which would cover an extra trip to Starbucks.
Several places in Searcy offer a discount to Harding students if you show your student ID. You can see a full list of those establishments on the Bison’s Twitter account, @HUStudentPubs.
Do cheap things. See a movie at the Rialto — the discount theatre in downtown Searcy, go thrift shopping, be involved on campus — there are always things to do for free on campus, eat off the lunch menu at restaurants or get your friends together for a game of soccer in the park. There are so many fun things to do around Searcy for little or no cost.