Edmontonians can save a ton of cash by using student-led services

Mar 21 2023, 6:46 pm

We are fortunate to have a fairly healthy student population in Edmonton.

Not only does it keep us super young and cool, but many college and university programs will also turn to the public to provide students with real-world experience after years of theory and practice in labs and on inanimate objects.

The result is a total win-win scenario for everyone. You pay a great price for a professional service, and a student gains first-hand, relevant experience in their field.

It is often top-quality work, too, because in addition to students wanting to do things properly so they can pass, their teachers, experts in their fields, keep a close eye on everything going on.

From dental work to the spa to the butcher’s shop, check out some of these incredible discounts to be had at area colleges and universities.

University of Alberta


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  • Student Dental Clinic: Offers a full range of general and specialty dental services at affordable prices.
  • Student Physical Therapy Clinic: Provides general and specialized physical therapy services. It costs $30 for an initial assessment and $20 for follow-up appointments.


  • Retail Meat Store: Not only does the store support NAIT students in their professional programs, but it’s also easily the best deal to be had in the city on freshly prepared and packaged meat, poultry, fish, and cheese.
  • Teeth Cleaning and Dentures: NAIT’s Dental Assistant program provides teeth cleaning and fluoride application to kids and teens. The service is $30 per kid/teen and $50 per family with two or more children in the same household. Denture rates are also quite reasonable, starting at $475 for complete upper dentures.
  • Ernest’s Dining Room at NAIT: This award-winning restaurant offers gourmet dining at a fantastic price point. For an adventurous dining experience, try the multi-course Table d’HĂ´te menu, created by NAIT’s Culinary Arts Students.

MacEwan University

  • Massage Therapy Clinic: This clinic offers a crazy good deal on massage therapy; fees are $20 per 60-minute treatment and $30 for 90 minutes.
  • Acupuncture Teaching Clinic: Experience the benefits of acupuncture for a total steal of a deal. Each session with a MacEwan University student will run you just $15.

MC College


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  • $2 Haircuts: Need a haircut but are short on cash? MC College downtown offers $2 haircuts every single Tuesday.
  • Salon and Spa: Enjoy a wide range of salon and spa services, including facials, microdermabrasion, and hair colour, at a fantastic price point. It even has monthly specials for even steeper discounts!
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