That OSAP ain’t gonna last forever!

You’re a month into the semester and you’ve already put a nice dent in your bank account. That’s okay! The biggest costs of being a student usually come at the start of the school year.

You’ve paid for tuition, textbooks, and a fresh new wardrobe. The essentials aren’t cheap. But with the holidays coming sooner than you think, now might be a good time to keep more of your cash.

That’s why we got some clever Lakeshore students to tell us their tips for saving money at school:


Humber student, Gavin Hinton, poses for photo by a window.

Gavin Hinton | Public Relations, Second-Year | @_gavinhinton

“Take advantage of the free gym and free fitness classes at the fitness centre. I like to have a good exercise routine, but with my student budget, I don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on a membership at GoodLife. And it’s especially convenient if you live on residence.”


Humber student, Ashante Ford, posing with a MacBook.

Ashante Ford | Advertising & Marketing, Second-Year | @shannnte

“Bring lunches from home. The cafeteria is nice but expensive. The microwaves are easy to use and conveniently located in A, L, and F buildings. I do it as often as I can and it saves me at least $30 a week!”


Humber student, Liam Bentley, poses for photo with backpack on.

Liam Bentley | Protection, Security and Investigation, Second-Year | @lil_bntly

“Don’t pay for parking. The parking pass is super expensive, and the meters aren’t cheap either. I park on the side streets in the area and most of them are free. It’s a further walk to class, but it’s worth it.”


Humber student, Ashlee Ramjass, poses for photo by Lake Ontario,

Ashlee Ramjass | Public Relations, Second-Year | @ashleeramjass

“If you live on your own, or just do a lot of shopping, you should download the app, Flipp. It has flyers and coupons for all the stores in your area, so you can find the best deals. Check it out before you leave your house and make a shopping list in the app. I’ve already planned my grocery run to No Frills for later today!”


Humber student, Simran Sehgal, poses for photo with laptop.

Simran Sehgal | Finance, Fourth-Year | @bavidrasehgal

“Pitch in on textbooks with friends from your program. It can save you a lot of money, especially if you have a lot of technical courses that require expensive books. I usually share with two other friends, and it’s great because we meet up whenever we need to study.”

Looking for even more ways to hoard your cash? Check out 5 ways to save money on campus.

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