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Get a Job with Your College to Reduce Tuition or Go Back to School

Get a Job with Your College to Reduce Tuition or Go Back to School lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Video index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear Get a Job with Your College to Reduce Tuition or Go Back to School Eric Ravenscraft 5/23/14 6:00am Filed to: education college university finance money saving money tuition personal finance 13 1 Edit Promote Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink College is only getting more expensive every year. If you're looking for a way to reduce your tuition costs (and even rake in some cash), getting a job with the university you want to attend may be one of the most beneficial ways to do so. Advertisement In some cases, students may be able to get discounts by way of small part-time jobs, but it can also work for older adults in any position at a university. Colleges typically employ dozens or hundreds of staff members to do a wide range of clerical, financial aid, and other busy paperwork tasks. While they're not always the perfect option for those fresh out of high school, they can be a great way for someone already in the workforce to go back and learn new skills without racking up huge debt all over again. As finance blog The Happy Homeowner explains: The moment I moved to Boston, I worked to secure employment in the Harvard system (this was in addition to the other part-time job I had that provided all living expenses). Given that I knew very few people in the area and none that actually worked for the university, I had my work cut out for me. But that obviously did not deter me and I tirelessly submitted resumes & cover letters through the online employment site. Luckily, I was called for a few interviews, was offered a position, accepted it, and have worked there ever since (7 years and counting!). Once you have this job, leverage all you can out of the amazing Tuition Assistance Programs most universities offer to all of their employees, regardless of their employment status. Many colleges will have sections of their websites listing any and all job openings. Regardless of your education level or experience, it's worth checking this out when you're trying to get into a school. While you're at it, see if tuition discounts or assistance are included in the benefits package. Advertisement How I Obtained a Masters Degree from Harvard for $500–without Scholarships | The Happy Homeowner via Rockstar Finance Photo by Jeff Ozvold . Gear from Kinja Deals Love Your Dyson Even More With Tools That Let It Get Under Your Furniture Grace Digital's CastDock Wears Your Chromecast Audio Like an Infinity Gem Saturday's Best Deals: Travelpro Luggage, Your Favorite Travel Pillow, Biking Gear, and More Reply 13 replies Leave a reply You may also like Adequate Man The 2016 Hater’s Guide To The Williams-Sonoma Catalog Wednesday 11:45am io9 Westworld Fans Keep Forgetting That Logan is Queer Today 8:35am Kotaku Pokémon Go Bug Is Turning Buddy Monsters Into Giants Today 9:00am Recent from Eric Ravenscraft 15 69 72.2K Lifehacker · Eric Ravenscraft How to Download Netflix Movies to Your SD Card and Save Space on Your Phone Wednesday 10:00am 4 41 13.1K Lifehacker · Eric Ravenscraft How Do You Deal With Burnout at Work? Wednesday 5:30am 1 6 9.1K Lifehacker · Eric Ravenscraft Avoid the "What the Hell" Effect to Keep From Ruining Your Habits Too Badly Wednesday 5:00am Share Tweet About Blog Need Help? Content Guide Lifehacker Store Redirecting to the Lifehacker store in Disclaimer: You are leaving a Gizmodo Media Group, LLC website and going to a third party site, which is subject to its own privacy policy and terms of use. Continue Permissions Privacy Terms of Use Advertising Jobs RSS ©2016 Gizmodo Media Group Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.