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One thing remains constant right now when talking about higher education - the expensive costs that it entails.

While college is a phase that is most often thought of as the best years of a person's life, however, it could not be the same for everyone. In reality, a lot of students are working hard to get themselves through to college and earn a degree. The cost of college has continued to rise in the last 30 years, and that is why saving and managing finances in college has never been so important.

Since nothing in college is free, here are some financial tips to help you make it through without getting drowned in student debt.

Get employed

According to Entrepreneur, it is important that you hustle and get employed so that you could have paydays and earn extra for your college expenses. Start with the jobs where you can squeeze in some time for your homework. You can also become an employee in your own campus so you can take some free units or classes.

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Be careful with credit cards

The prospect of easy money can be tempting especially when you are a freshman college student, which is why you have to be very careful, according to Money Crashers. Credit card companies try to lure students by offering freebies while charging excessively high interest payments.

Economize

Be as thrifty as possible while you are in college. Budget your money wisely and make sure you spend it on important things alone. Find ways to reduce your expenses so that you can still save whatever is left of your allowance. Take advantage of student discounts, or sell your old textbooks. If you are renting your own apartment, find a roommate so you can split up the rent.

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