Getting a Job After University: Where to Begin

Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of graduation? Check out this blog post where Cheap Students covers how to beef up your resume, and better prepare yourself for graduation.

Grocery Shopping Basics

An introduction on how to grocery shop better, save money and cut down on grocery bills in the future. Contains links to Canadian grocery flyers as well as prices to look for.

Textbooks: A How to Guide

A post covering how to purchase and sell textbooks at the beginning of each semester. Textbooks often cost quite a lot purchased brand new, use these tips to save money on your next textbook purchases.

Learning Tab

Check out the learning tab to view free online resources where you can learn new languages, develop your computer skills and find ways to further develop your resume.

Job Hunting

Check out the job hunting section, filled with resume, cover letter and job interview tips and resources all to help throughout the job hunting process.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cheap Students Has Moved

You may have noticed that there hasn't been any new content on here for a little while. The reason being is that I have been working to get this blog shifted over to wordpress and purchased a new domain name.

So I would like to now direct all of you over to the new Cheap Students blog @ (with a lot of the old but better).

Click here to check it out..there's also some new content waiting for you.

(click the image below)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Student Travel: Keeping Reading Week Inexpensive

Whether you are going away to an all-inclusive down south or travelling somewhere else it's extremely important to limit your spending while you are away. It can be especially tempting to purchase a ton of stuff before prepping for your trip, or blow a huge chunk of cash while you are away. Trips are one of those purchases that lead to the need to buy more. You never just pay for a hotel and flight, there are a tons of purchases made before you go away from tanning to a new suitcase or (I really hope not) a brand new iPad so you can watch movies on the flight..

Here are a few tips for keeping costs low (since you already have paid for a flight/hotel or all-inclusive vacation).

Go to Walmart for your pharmacy type products.
  • I know I did suggest the place that everyone loves to hate, but its often a lot cheaper than Shoppers Drug Mart when your looking for sunscreen (and aloe) and all that other fun stuff.
  • You can buy a variety of products for around a $1 or $2. There are airplane neck pillows to a variety of snacks you can bring on the plane.
  • Also you can grab travel size shampoos/conditioners/moisturizer etc. for cheap
Check Canadian Tire for Bubba's
  • Yup these are awesome, and I did already post a link the other day on the Facebook page. I'm going to be taking one away with me when I head south and it's relatively inexpensive while keeping your drinks nice and cold.
Take a set amount of money away with you and avoid using your credit cards unless its an emergency

There are also a few things that I hate forgetting;

  • Sunglasses
  • Loading up my iPhone with music/movies and other in flight entertainment
  • Books
  • Deck of cards and other stuff needed for drinking games 
Also just so you don't for get anything, check out Sunwings Trip Checklist (yeah I know it's kind of dated, who brings a camera anymore...)


Monday, February 11, 2013

Reduce Your Student Loans: 30% off Tuition in Ontario

At the beginning of the school year (or the beginning of the semester) there are a variety of very important things that you need to get done, and forms that need to be filled out all in order for you to de-stress before the real stress comes. 

One of the most important things that residents of Ontario should apply for is the 30% of tuition rebate which students don't have to repay. It's approximately $1,680 for university students and $770 for college students both of which are allotted for a full 8-month school year. 

For everything you need to know about the 30% of tuition offer for residents of Ontario, click here.

The Ontario government currently has an ad campaign out trying to promote the 30% tuition program. 
I honestly think that instead of doing these commercials they should just provide more financial aid to students, but that's not a discussion for this blog...

Am I Eligible?

Check out this eligibility quiz here to see if you are able to get this government funded amount. If your parents make a huge lump sum of money in terms of combined taxable income it is highly unlikely you will be able to take advantage of this. 

Final Thoughts

This is money that you can use, while reducing your reliance on loans/lines of credit for a part of your tuition/fees/housing. Take advantage of programs like this that your provincial government offers so you can reduce your post grad debt. 


Friday, February 8, 2013

Yakezie Challenge

So after putting in the time for the last year, mostly focusing on this blog as an experiment of sorts. Dabbling in social media; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ I've decided to step it up a bit. I'd seen the website before but had been slightly intimidated by the 2-4 posts per week recommendations and the whole idea of the "Yakezie Challenge" and it's 6 month duration.

But here I am, about to start off for the next 6 months trying to further boost the ranking of my blog, build awareness and go from just another hobby to a bit more of a side gig.

Just warning all of you readers that I will be writing more content, helping you more and focusing on what you want to hear most. Doesn't sound like to bad of a deal to me.

So here we go, February 8, 2013 is when I start the Yakezie Challenge. You saw it here first.

Proud Member of the Yakezie Challenge