Save money on vet school by by getting your financial house in order before you go to school. All secondary school is expensive and student loans compound the problem.
Save Money on Vet School tip #1:
Find out if car insurance rates are cheaper in the location of your school compare to your previous rates. Yes it is a pain to change registration on your car and to shop for car insurance, but most vet schools are in rural areas and should have lower car insurance rates. Make sure to compare many companies and areas. Remember the less monthly expenses you have in school the less you will have to borrow to cover them. Even if you don’t switch your insurance to a new location you may be able to save by letting your car insurance company know you will be driving less miles.
Save Money on Vet School tip #2:
The car, is a great way to save. If you have a gas guzzler get rid of it, if you have an expensive luxury car, sell it. Get your self in to a cheap compact car that gets great gas mileage. Compact cars are cheaper to get car insurance for. When thinking about getting rid of you expensive car think about how much value it will lose sitting around not being used while you toil away at the vet school. If all cars are going to drop a certain % each year minimize the dollar value by have the cheapest car possible. 10% of 20K is 2K but 10% of 10K is half that 1K. I know I know you love your car. Think about it.
Save Money on Vet School tip #3:
When you first know you are going to school try and take out an ad in the local paper or on Craigslist, the ad should say something like first year student looking for cheap furniture or vet school supplies. You will be surprised by the amount of graduating seniors trying to get rid of lots of useful items cheap. You have to watch out for scams. Another way would be to contact the school and see if they have a message board you can post on. Try to keep post short and to the point. You could score big with some very discounted books, or even old class notes. Be proactive!