When you atteneded college how did you supplement your tuition?

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  1. teaches12345 profile image94
    teaches12345posted 5 years ago

    When you atteneded college how did you supplement your tuition?

    I had to work full-time as an administrative assistant during my college days and attended classes at night.  What are other options used to supplement college tuition and expenses?

  2. Nettlemere profile image94
    Nettlemereposted 5 years ago

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    I did almost every job available at the college - cleaning the college minibuses, working as an assistant in the library and being the weekend animal care technician and helping lambing on the college farm.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, you were busy!  However, what a resume you must have!

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    KDuBarry03posted 5 years ago

    Right now, I take out loans and, since I commute, I work at wawa to keep pocket money so i don't have to rely on my loan entirely. I know with a Bachelor's degree it can be hard to get grants and scholarships; however, once you go for your masters, you can apply for assistantships, apprenticeships and you have an easier time and many more options to waver your master's tuition.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting! I had better luck finding undergrad scholarships than I am now with looking for grad scholarships, though this could also be b/c I don't want to go full time. GUess I need to look harder.

    2. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Keith, I have seen your hub posts and know that you are a really dedicated, extremely busy and hard working person.  It will all pay off for you some day. Hang in there.

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    ElleBeeposted 5 years ago

    I went to school full time and worked part time as a lifeguard and swim instructor.  I also was an RA for 3 semesters, which meant free housing and parking plus additional money off my bill. Also applied for numerous scholarships, took out loans, and worked A LOT in the summer (40-60 hours a week) to allow myself a little wiggle worm during term time.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You had some really beneficial jobs that paid the bills. All much more interesting than mine!  What was your degree?

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    huckelburyposted 5 years ago

    I was fortunate enough to attend college on a scholarship, but as we all know, undergrads have other expenses, like burgers and beer, that need to be addressed. This was back in the mid-Sixties, so we didn't have that many opportunities for jobs, but I fell into a job with a local bank--as an English major no less! That plus a little help from generous grandparents saw me through all the "crises" that popped up.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Huckelbury, that must have been a real learning experience for you as you mixed your college courses with the banking industry knowledge.  A good mix regardless.

  6. teacherjoe52 profile image70
    teacherjoe52posted 5 years ago

    Good morning teaches.

    Many, many many moons ago when I was attending school I worked a full time job to suppliment my expenses. First at a sweat shop then as a security officer at a consulate. S chool was completed with no debt. As well there was volunteer work. Being you it was possable to get by on three hours sleep a day for five days then pretty much sleep the whole days off. It was one of the best times of my life.

    God bless you.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You certainly had some good jobs during college.  I think when we are young we can pull off those few hours without sleep.  Glad you enjoyed it all.

  7. Paul Kuehn profile image94
    Paul Kuehnposted 5 years ago

    In the 1960s when I was an undergrduate, I worked summer jobs with the Racine County Highway Department and the U.S. Post Office on campus.  As a graduate student in the 1970s, I received G.I. Educational benefits and also got some money by drilling with the U.S. Navy Reserve.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, what a fascinating list of jobs for a student.  You must have had some really interesting work experiences.

  8. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image97
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    Hi teaches!  I worked on the yearbook for a nominal monthly stipend ( it basically bought beverages for a couple of weeks) and then I was a lifeguard at the college pool and managed pools in the summer months.  I also gave swim lessons.  I had a great tan by the end of the summer and was fit through the rest of the year because we would all swim in the pool during breaks.  That was a great time!

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You had a job I wanted badly when I was in college.  You must have a lot of fun!  Thanks, dear friend, for coming by here today.

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      ElleBeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      These are such great college jobs! I've done all of them except yearbook smile I still LOVE teaching swimming and wish I could squeeze it in more with my full time job!

  9. SoManyPaths profile image61
    SoManyPathsposted 5 years ago

    part-time jobs and a 3,000 student loan.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your plan is the norm for many college students today.  Great way to fund your education, SoManyPaths.  Love your profile pic!

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