If your school does not have a free print quota (or a prepaid one you're required to buy in a student fee), then definitely get a nice laser printer. If your school does have some sort of free printing, check what the quota is. We have over 1,000 pages per semester (not including Wexis printing) and can print anywhere on campus. Also check with career services about printing resumes. If they have a nice laser that students can use either free or for a small fee, and you have a decent print quota, you might want to consider saving the money and getting a deskjet. If you're paying per page at the library or you need a higher quality of printer, then the laser is the way to go.