You are a 9-year-old college student?! Lucky parents! I bet that means the school district has to cough up tuition!
A lot of college students buy books brand new and then after taking that class, they never use that book again. So when it comes time to start purchasing your books for the semester, look on amazon or at book stores for used books. Once the semester is over, you can also resell your books to get a bit of money back and use that toward your books for the next semester.
If you live close to campus or on campus, walk or bike ride as much as possible instead of driving your car. Gas can be really expensive and walking/riding your bike is completely free and great exercise as well. So try walking to local restaurants and such if you need to go anywhere.
When it comes to applying for college, try looking for any scholarships or grants that you can get. Find as many as you possibly can that you qualify for and go ahead an apply for them. You never know what you will be approved for, and saving money will help you out a ton in the long run. You want to plan on at least 100 applications. We are busy hunting for the unique ones that fit my situation.
Although going to school is a full time job in itself, getting a job is pretty much necessary to live throughout your college time. I highly recommend getting a part time job, especially one that you can earn tips because they will save you. Having a bit of cash on you constantly makes for a much more comfortable living style while you are in college and makes you feel a little less broke.
When it comes to purchasing foods, I recommend buying off brands and using coupons. This makes for a much cheaper shopping trip and will allow you to buy more food for the same price. When you need to buy clothes and shoes, I recommend shopping at re-sale shops and thrift stores for a much more affordable wardrobe. You can check out my mom’s site for tones of shopping tips www.Operation40K.com