Can You Work Your Way Through College?

Elizabeth French/College Confidential

How many of you high schoolers, current college students or even parents have heard someone proudly say, “I worked my way through college!"? I've heard that, but I've been around a long time and I wasn't one of those hard-working college students back in the late-'60s and early '70s. I've often wondered how truthful those boasters were about their efforts to work their way through school.

The situation today makes it extremely challenging for college students to cover their higher education expenses with a part-time job while attending classes full time. I suppose that one way to accomplish this might be attending a community college. But even then, the slope of difficulty gets much steeper when transferring to a main campus where residency is required.

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