How can a college student make $30K a year to pay student loans while attending school?
May 28, 2010 3:38 PM Subscribe
Trying to pay for the college of my dreams: Are there any legitimate part-time jobs (hopefully on the internet) that a college student could do to make $30,000 per year?
posted by melancholyplay to education (73 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I just got an acceptance letter from the well-regarded liberal arts college of my dreams, but it would strap my family with debt amounting to $25,000 per year. My parents could maybe do $5,000 a year, but the rest is up to me. If I could make $20,000 to $30,000 per year while in college, I could cover my costs of living and my student loans. I'm very hesitant to graduate with huge amounts of debt because I want to go to grad school and do not see myself in a hugely money-making career, at least until I hit my 30's.
That said, I would be a full-time student at a rigorous school and can't afford to spend a ton of time at my job, either. I was hoping for a job on the internet because it would give me a level of mobility that might be useful for a college student. Is this possible? Are there jobs out there for someone in my situation, and could you direct me as to where I should focus my search? A quick look through Craigslist made me afraid that my only option would be to become an egg donor--which I do not want to do.
I'm open to other college-funding ideas, too! Any suggestions on where to look for scholarships, grants or rewards? Is it terribly hard to qualify for them?
Apologies for the long-winded and scattered questions. Thank you in advance for your advice.