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Ben asked in Education & ReferenceFinancial Aid · 1 month ago

One reason undergraduate college students have jobs is so that it can help their parents save some of their money on tuition?

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  • MS
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    1 month ago

    That can be the case, yes.  Depending on the job, it might not make much of a dent in tuition costs.  But it might be able to contribute toward textbooks, living expenses, or other costs.  Some students qualify for work study positions on campus, which allows them to work for the university to pay some of their costs.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, that is one reason.

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  • 1 month ago

    My son was a busboy at the USC cafeteria during his freshman year to earn pocket money for fun things. We parents paid for all the room, board, tuition, travel, labs, and books. So in our case, what he earned did not offset the tuition costs for us parents.

    Truth be said, jobs for college kids while in school don't come even close to offsetting tuition costs that reach into the tens of thousands of dollars.

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