Here is a sample of guitar packages from Amazon that will suit the beginning students needs without spending too much money. You could charge it to your credit card and pay it off in a few months at these prices relatively painlessly.
The Jasmines are particularly good buys. I believe, if I’m not mistaken, that Jasmine is manufactured by Takamine (Yamaha’s chief engineer for a long time). I used to have a Jasmine Takamine and it was great! (of course, it was a little higher end than these but the price was higher, too).
The electrics are definitely beginner models but they appear to be pretty good basic guitars (nickel-chrome hardware, basic coils, etc.)