Alternative says to pay for college

Taylor Gersch, staff writer


With the continuous increase of tuition year after year, college students are constantly looking for ways to make money while trying to balance classes and extracurricular activities. One local resource available to students is Saint Martin’s job posting webpage, Saints4Hire. Saints4Hire is a search engine provided by the career center, that allows students to search for jobs available both on campus and in the nearby area. These include work study positions, internships, graduate assistantships, part-time and full-time positions. Sponsored by Purple Briefcase, Saints4Hire is a great tool to help college students find ways to make some extra cash.


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For graduate students, positions as graduate assistants are a great way to earn some extra money while earning a discount off tuition. Limited to graduate students, the positions require 160 hours per semester and are available in various departments including finance, admissions, graduate studies and with various professors. This program provides these students with a great opportunity to learn more about Saint Martin’s and the department they are working in, and be more involved in the Saint Martin’s community.

Another way to find cash fast jobs is through The Penny Hoarder, one of the largest personal finance websites that offers job opportunities, ways to earn and save money, freebies and much more. Penny Hoarder offers many creative ideas to earn money while working full time with school or a separate job through different apps and websites. For example, InboxDollars allows you to make money watching videos, eMiles pays you to take surveys, HealthyWage allows you to bet money on your weight loss, driving apps like Lyft, Uber, and UberEats allow you to sell you taxi service, and Rover or DogVacay gives you the opportunity to walk dogs or dog sit. They also include links to various freelance writing jobs and writing competitions.

A more extravagant way to earn money is to teach English overseas. According to Market Watch, an estimated 250,000 native English speakers are teaching the English language abroad. Students are actively participating in paid teaching positions overseas while enjoying an international experience and being immersed in a new culture. One organization that I will be working through at the start of next year is Greenheart Travel, a non-profit dedicated to bringing people around the planet together. Greenheart provides various paid and unpaid opportunities to college students and other adults to teach English abroad, participate in marketing and hospitality internships and other work and travel opportunities. For more information, you can visit

The last and probably the best way to earn some extra cash while studying is to write for the Belltower. The Belltower is an exciting and welcoming work environment dedicated to providing Saint Martin’s with the best student-run newspaper. The staff at the Belltower are constantly working to keep Saint Martin’s and its students up-to-date on important issues and activities around our campus, community, and throughout the world. These positions are paid and are exciting and flexible ways to earn some extra cash.


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