Earning While Learning is New Normal for College Students


By Jack Martinek

For many students, working in college is not just a choice, it’s a financial necessity. For others, it’s a chance to jump start their career or learn some valuable life skills. Whatever the reasons, according to a 2015 Georgetown University national study, for more than 70 percent of college students nationwide, earning while learning is their higher education reality. We spoke to three working students and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Beth Hellwig to find out more.

Read the Georgetown University study and learn more about  higher education trends, statistics, and coping strategies for working college students from the U.S. Department of Education