Students become excited when they finally begin preparations to leave the comfort of their homes and move to college. They cannot wait to go for shopping for items that they will need for their college life. Their enthusiasm also leads them to make outrageous demands from their parents to buy them many of the items on their college wish list. One would wonder if they are sympathetic to their parents financial burdens brought on by their college education. This includes their tuition, accommodation and other miscellaneous fees such as transport or gas money. Students have different needs depending on the type of courses they will undertake in campus. For instance technology students would require updated textbooks and laptops for their courses because of the constant changes in the industry. However there are items that students can avoid spending their parents money on because they can easily find them on campus.
Universities have set up programs whereby students can rent or download books, audio or video documents they need from the libraries to carry out their academic research and classes. This helps them to avoid paying exorbitant prices for textbooks they would need for their coursework. Students can also buy laptops that are affordable which they can use for their assignments. They can also borrow laptops from their friends when they need to work on their tasks. The universities have also set up computer laboratories, which students can use during their free time to carry out their research. Students can also purchase a flash drive to put all their academic tasks. They can print them in the campus computer lab. This saves them costs on having to buy printers and replacement inks which are costly. Other items which they can avoid bringing to campus include high school bits and pieces, expensive smart phones which can be stolen, drugs, alcohol and others