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what is best way to get good money, work study or a job outside of campus?

College is going to be hard enough but being in debt for the best of my life is going to be a big weight to have to carry for myself. So I want to know what would be the better solution to earn money faster to pay off my loans. #brokeproblems #financial-planning #student-debt #money-management

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Cheryl’s Answer

Hi !
I recommend looking for a companies that may offer part time opportunities with tuition reimbursement options. There are many out there!
Many top fortune companies are offering PT positions to help capture talent that is emerging from college. It's a great way to get your foot in the door & get a help financially with your tuition.
Also, when you can - try to consolidate your loans with the lowest interest possible and try to pay them off as soon as you can!

Best of luck to you!

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Katie’s Answer

Hi Jocelyn! Good question! To be honest, there won't be a huge difference between on campus or off campus jobs assuming you are working part time. I did work study all four years of college in my campus dining hall. This job I started off like any other where I made minimum wage. Each year my salary was increased and I would sometimes receive bonuses. From my experience this was consistent with the outside job I had in high school. The only difference I could foresee is if you got a job where you would receive tips. Work-study jobs won't give you any tips so it would only be your weekly salary.


The pro to work-study jobs is that they understand that you are a student first and might be able to be more flexible when school conflicts arise. Also, my campus job helped me to quickly make friends at school and feel a part of the campus which you might not get at an off-campus job.


Hope this helps!

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Nathaniel’s Answer

I would say it all depends on your time management and what type of college experience you want to have if you are not taking advantage of scholarships or financial aid you will have to deal with the debt when you graduate regardless. I recommend a work study position on campus because you should be able to manage your school work and the part time position,while still being able to enjoy life as a college student. Also, I believe working on campus doing work study you won't have to deal with transportation to work after classes and juggling gas prices versus book prices.
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Hortense’s Answer

Hi Jocelyn. It's great that you recognize the importance of getting ahead on paying off student loans. I would recommend a work study program on or around campus which will provide you with the opportunity to balance your schedule between work and school. Please touch base with your financial aid department for current opportunities available. All the best.
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