Best Money-Saving Apps for College | 08.31.12

Posted in College Life, Student Credit By Student Loan Network Staff

Smartphone with AppsSaving money can be time consuming, especially in the fast-paced life of college students. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of the best money-saving smartphone apps for college students! Forget clipping coupons, these mobile deal-finders will help you stay on top of your game, while keeping money in your wallet.

The best thing about these apps? They’re free!


Any accounting major can tell you that textbooks are expensive. But they don’t have to be. Find the books you need for class through the Chegg app and rent right there or even compare prices!


Gas is super expensive, so why not save a little money when you can? GasBuddy finds the cheapest gas prices near you so you can save on every fill-up.


ShopSavvy lets you find the best deals on specific products. Search locally, and online for the best price. You can even scan bar codes so you get exactly what you want. Not too shabby.


It’s all about the coups, baby! The RetailMeNot app lets you search for promo codes and coupons for whatever you’re buying.

Tip N Split

How many times have you gone out to eat with friends, only to spend an hour splitting up the check? Now you can calculate exactly what you owe (including tip!) quickly and easily with this app.


What’s the point of saving all that money if you don’t know how to keep track of it? This is where Mint comes in. This app allows you to keep track of your finances in real-time and on the go. You can even set budgets to help limit your spending.

Do you use any other money-saving apps that students should know about? Post a comment and let us know!

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