April 18, 2013
Even after students get financial aid for school, they often need to make extra cash. USA Today recently reported on some creative ways to make money in college.
First, the source notes that you can do odd jobs for other students. Hang a flier up on campus offering anything from tutoring to house-painting. There is even a new app for smart phones called the Beagle app, which allows students to post jobs or errands they'll pay other people to do for them.
The source suggests lending services to students moving in to and out of campus housing at the beginning and end of the school year. Another one of the source's tips for college is getting a job close to the school itself.
"Looking at on-campus jobs and jobs near campus that are understanding of the student academic schedule are one of the best ways students can find a job during the semester," Michelle Lopez-Mullins, director of public relations at University of Maryland, told the source.
Many students work while going to school. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, between 2007 and 2011, full-time college and university students spent an average of 2.9 hours working a day. Doing odd jobs around campus can give students a financial boost.