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Working during college
- So another thing to keep in mind when you are looking at the cost of college is student jobs and how readily available are they and how much will you be paid to do a student job. - One thing that is a little bit unknown to students, a work study job is something that happens during the school year. So in your financial aid package they will put in a certain dollar amount that they want you to make but that will be made during the school year. A work study job though it can be a whole range of things and schools do different ways. It could be working for a professor. It could be filming games for the athletic department. It could be working in a dining hall. - And then there are jobs that are kind of a subsitute for a study hall. You know, there's some really rare libraries where you can basically sit by yourself, maybe one person comes in the whole day and pretty much just do your homework. So I always encourage students when they're looking at their financial aid package, when they're looking at different kind of costs analysis, how easily are you going to get a job and how much will you be paid to do it? And I guess the third thing is how active do you want that job to be considering the other commitments you're going to be having during your time at a university.