With many people back in school, US News magazine higlighted a growing trend of college students working.

A whopping 74 percent of full-time students juggle work and school, according to a study by the Higher Education Project of the State Public Interest Research Groups. Forty-six percent of them log 25 hours or more a week on the job, with 1 in 5 working full time.

It’s not just taking fast food jobs for extra cash during the weekends. Students are taking jobs to gain experience and to even afford rising tuition rates. The problem is balancing the two, so bosses get quality work and students maintain a good GPA.

Are you a working student and need more money from finanical aid? You might be interested in reading how to optimize your finanical aid. Also just as a reminder, remeber to watch your credit cards (if you have any).

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