Transportation costs a lot more than people might expect. Particularly for commuters, learners with off-campus jobs, or on-campus students without a car, transportation costs add up. Fortunately, the sharing economy helps degree-seekers save time and money on transportation.
In urban areas, public transit systems offer cost-effective transportation solutions. Many learners benefit from public transit discounts or annual passes through their school. Other options include scooters and bike rentals to get around crowded areas quickly. Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft often cost less than owning a car. Students can use car sharing services such as Zipcar.
When looking for transportation savings, college-goers should watch their budget. Occasional rideshare use may save money, but frequent use could end up costing more than planned.