Living on a tight budget is one of the easiest ways to avoid further debt as you attend college. Apart from working to lower your expenses, you can also save money by getting a roommate instead of living alone in a hostel. Alternatively, you could live at home with family to avoid fees associated with living on campus. Opt for used textbooks as well instead of buying new ones which are mostly expensive. You could rent a book from a friend or a relative or try the eBook option. There are so many textbooks which are now published in digital formats. They even cost less. Go for such books and save money. Use public transportation as well when you need to move to and from school, as it is less expensive. In many colleges, there are campus buses or shuttle system which is free or less costly. Otherwise, to save more money on transportation, you could go in for online degree programs which would not require you to leave home.