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Build Student Income

There comes a time during college that a little earned income can go a long ways. You can use the income to defray some of your education costs — or have a little income for those times you wish you had an extra buck.

Below are some tips on where to earn extra cash.

  student income ideas
on-campus employment

On-Campus Employment

Many schools have on-campus employment positions that are not part of the federal work-study program. Some of these positions offer tuition discounts and a wage for your service.

What's nice about on-campus employment is that positions are generally flexible considering your class schedule and needs. Additionally, you can easily get to work, return the class, and then go back to work without having to commute.

check your school's employment office for information

campus housing manager

Campus Housing Manager

Some schools and private housing units will waive or reduce housing costs if you become a residential manager. You will be required to answer calls, keep up maintenance, and address service issues.

Housing managers can maintain a work schedule that coincides with your academic schedule. Another nice benefit is that your work schedule is at your place of living.

Check the area's student housing units for information. They will likely put you on a waiting list that might be worth something to you in the future.

look for local employment

Look for Local Employment

Many area businesses welcome college student employees especially in establishments that cater to students. Many of the these employers offer flexible working hours.

Check these job sites for employment information:

  • Job listing for students from many brand-name retail and other name companies:
    another posting of summer jobs:
    job postings exclusively for teens and students:

  • Internship Programs:
    internships in your field of interest is a great way to get experience that will help you college

  • Search Classified ads in LOCAL PAPERS:
    you will find many local jobs through your local online classifieds:

  • Search Craig's List for Local Employment:
    craig's list is your online source for job postings:
work from your apartment

Work from Your Dorm or Apartment

There are a few work-at-home employment opportunities that pay based on the hours that you work. This allows you flexibility to set your work schedule around your academic schedule.

view this book on Home-Employment Opportunities

set up your online mall

Set Up Your Online Mall

Setup your own online mall (based on your field of interest) and market it to other students and area residents. Get an automatic setup of affiliate links to over 11,000 products.

Your online mall includes the e-Bay and Amazon plug-in — an instant feature of tens of thousands of products from e-Bay and Amazon! Your site visitors simply buy something from your mall and you earn a fee.

Mall Set-Up: view mall information

No strings attached. Pay the set-up fee and your mall will be operational in seconds.

establish residual income opportunities

Establish some residual income opportunities

Residual income is income that will come in later years by doing some online work now. In other words, start building your income streams for later years:

view this residual income ideas at our aid center