How can I get cheap student car insurance?

I just started university at Columbia a couple months ago, and I'm thinking about bringing my car up to campus. However, I haven't gotten insurance for my car yet, and I’m on a pretty tight budget—so what is the best way to get cheap car insurance for students?

Answer
Congrats on beginning the college experience! If you are comfortable leaving your car at your parents’ house from time to time, you may qualify for a resident student discount, which will save you money.
If the university you attend is at least 100 miles away from your parents’ house, you may qualify on the grounds that, since you’re away at school, you likely won’t be driving the family car as often.
Another avenue for insurance discounts is a good student discount! In most cases, insurance companies will offer a good student discount for full-time students up to the age of 25. You should ask your insurance agent directly if your grades will qualify you for a discount.
College students may also save on car insurance by bundling their own renter and car insurance policies, as many insurers will discount multiple policy holders.
It’s also important to constantly monitor competitive car insurance quotes in order to get the best deals and save on your car insurance policy. To do this easily, check out the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top providers, so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you. And once you’ve chosen, we’ll even help you switch!
Congrats again on college!
Carlos Kirby
Answered on Nov 12, 2021
Carlos has a BA in Media Production and Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as almost 5 years of content editing and writing experience. He has operated his own freelance creative studio over the past 5 years and aspires to be a Creative Director for an Creative Agency. He is currently located in Chicago, IL and enjoys creating digital art and taking bike rides along the lakefront during his free time!
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