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What is the best way to earn cash for college?

I have never liked the idea of using loans. I have earned several scholarships from the college where I've been accepted for the fall semester and most of my tuition is paid. However, there are still some expenses left before I can say everything is covered. What is the best way to earn more scholarship/grant money for college?

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Veronica’s Answer

Hi!
Congratulations on getting into college! I would say the easiest way is to look for jobs on or near campus. You should also look into work study if you can. These places are going to look for college kids to work their business and will most likely be the most flexible for your school schedule. After you have a semester or so down you may want to see if any of your instructors need an assistant. You want some thing that can work with your study hours/habits etc.

Good Luck!
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Yvonne’s Answer

Hi Ciera,


Congratulations on being accepted to college and getting those scholarships! It's definitely a great start. Have you thought about getting an easy part-time job while you are at school? Depending on how many classes you will be taking during your Freshman year, you might find yourself having some free time in between classes or after class. When I was in college, I tried to sign up for classes that start early in the morning so I can be done with classes earlier and work. I also worked on campus so I did not need to travel far. Many campus jobs are easy job and some even allow you to study while you're working. (library front desk worker/peer-tutor etc.) Regardless, while studying and working a part time job can be a little overwhelming, I still want to encourage you to explore events/opportunities of your interests and meet new people!


Also, will you be living in the dorms? If so, living in off campus housing might be an option for you! Depending on the location, you might be able to save a lot of money by living with roommates in an off campus housing. Rent and utility bills tend to be cheaper if they are split among more people.


I hope you find a way that works for you! Good Luck!

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Ciera! Excellent on the aid received and on your college acceptance-great job! In adding to the previous responses, I would definitely also root for a part time job; it can be maybe one on campus with work study or one off campus or on campus but not work study. Personally I held three jobs, and two of them were at school; I was a part time server, a tutor at my university's academic center and also a front desk assistant the last being work study. I think these positions helped me in paying for my books, my own necessities and just having financial independence. I also think working part time makes you a more committed and responsible student so an additional upside; you know you have certain hours where you must be at your employment position therefore knowing that you must be studying and attending classes at a certain time. If you are having trouble with commuting then applying for work on campus is easier and also more student friendly; in my two jobs on campus I was always able to complete some school work and get to become more affiliated with my university. Of course for me I began with work study as part of my aid and also was a server because I was planning for it, the last employment as a tutor came out of my passion for teaching since high school. I do think though along with other responsibilities one or possibly two positions is enough, it really depends on your classes and extracurriculars. Lastly if ever you do need to take out a loan then always go for federal loans first, they have the least amount of interest; subsidized federal loans will not accrue interest as long as you are in school at least half time while unsubsidized federal loans will begin to accrue interest the second the loan is disbursed. Just something to keep in mind in case!
I hope this helps!
Best of luck!
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