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Ever wonder if there's any cash out there for those who don't possess a perfect 4.0 GPA average or haven't made a brilliant scientific discovery? This Web site lists thousands of untapped bursaries, awards and scholarships. You'll need to set up a lengthy personal profile - everything from your heritage to your place of birth - in order to maximize your chances of getting some dough. But for at least a dozen awards, the only requirement is a heartbeat.
The most talked-about URL on every campus, and the first stop for students in the process of selecting courses. This site cuts through the bullshit and lets you know immediately if taking a course with a professor is a waste of your time. Student ratings tell you whether the prof is a hard-ass, but the most revealing insights come from the comments. Bonus: if you ever want to bitch about a professor, this is a good place to do it.
Quick and easy, tailored to students who are looking for a part-time job other than just flipping burgers. It's also one of the few job sites that doesn't require you to set up a user name, password, profile and give a pint of blood before you get access to the search engine.
Avoid long lineups at bookstores by getting in touch directly with students at your school who are getting rid of their books cheap.
Avoid the roommate from hell by using this site. It establishes lengthy profiles for potential roomies, using specific situations and reactions. These give up-close-and-personal views of the candidates by asking all the tough questions relating to significant others who sleep over and other intimate details that make a difference.
For students looking for housing. This site requires no registration and gives immediate access to postings in Toronto and the GTA.
Most students don't even know they're part of the Canadian Federation of Students (based on their school's membership), but even if your school isn't a member, the organization offers deals in the form of discount cards and resources for all students. And if you're clueless and, frankly, lazy when it comes to public affairs, the CFS tracks government policies and decisions that affect your life, unifying student voices for activism and lobbying.
For a breath of air untainted by the stench of textbooks and professors, you can get cheap flights during reading week or the holiday season. The site is exclusive to students and helps arrange hostels, transportation and guides.
Get ready to laugh. This site is titled 185 Ways To Piss Off Your Roommate. Enough said.