05/09/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Are Student Services Cheaper and Better?

Would you trust a student driver to get you to the airport fast? Probably not, but you certainly wouldn't mind getting a free massage from a student at a top-notch massage institute. With students training to be tomorrow's masters, there's money to be saved using their services.

Andrea Chalupa, Walletpop's writer and producer of the Savings Experiment traveled to various locations where students are providing services that are cheaper than the norm. We found out that student hair dressers at the Aveda Academy charge $30 less than your average NYC haircut, Columbia University offers discounted dental care that is 50% less, dining at the Culinary Institute will save you money, and even law services by upcoming lawyers are much cheaper.

The ultimate decision is to go to a professional, or save money by helping out a student. Here's our verdict: view this article in full at