The average cost of college for a “four year public college comes in at just under $14,000. The average annual tuition for a two-year public school is $7,000″ (Huffington Post).
Years ago, students could work part-time while in college and full-time during the summers and cover the cost of their college tuition and graduate debt free. Not so today. If your child works a part-time job for 15 hours a week during the school year for 32 weeks at $8 an hour, she’ll earn $3,840. Add in working full-time for 14 weeks during the summer, and she has an extra $4,480, giving her a grand total BEFORE taxes of $8,320.
Clearly, your college student generally can’t make enough to cover a year’s worth of tuition and living expenses.
However, together, you may be able to make a difference.
How Your Grand Per Month Can Help
If you already work full-time
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Sometimes we struggle to find an idea to make a grand per month, when really all we have to do is look at our own lives. If you’d like to make some money on the side, consider what you do all day, every day. Think what you do isn’t important enough to make extra money? Think again.
In the last few months, I’ve been carefully considering ways to make extra money, and I’ve noticed the clever ways people “create” their own jobs based on what they know and love. Here are some ideas I’ve witnessed recently. While these ideas probably won’t be right for you, they can give you an idea of how people “find” jobs within their own lives.
1. Homeschool others’ children. We recently took our family to an organic farm to pick strawberries. The owner, Helen, and her husband run a small organic farm that helps support
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Homeschooling is a deep part of our history as a nation, but as we became industrialized, most children received their education at public schools. By the 1970s and 80s, very few families homeschooled.
However, now, homeschooling is becoming more common and mainstream. According to Family Education, “The U.S. Census Bureau (Home Schooling in the United States: Trends and Characteristics by Kurt J. Bauman) estimated that 791,000 children were homeschooled in 1999. Today, as a general idea, most agree that the number of homeschooled children in the United States is somewhere between 900,000 and 2,000,000.” It’s tough to get exact numbers for a variety of reasons, but there’s no denying this is an exploding market.
Why is this important?
If you have a background in education or currently work as an educator or homeschool your own children, creating homeschool materials and curriculum for home educators may be an excellent way to
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Substitute teachers are needed every day to fill in for full-time teachers who are sick, attending a conference or other event or on maternity leave. You may not have given much thought to substitute teachers, but did you know that it is possible to make a grand or more a month as a substitute teacher?
This is the perfect job for those who need a flexible schedule, especially stay at home parents whose own children are in school.
I recently spoke with Kimm, an elementary school substitute in California, and she told me how simple it is to apply to be a substitute teacher and how it is possible to make a grand per month working just 10 to 12 days of the month.
Qualifications to Be a Substitute Teacher
Qualifications vary by state and district, but in Kimm’s district, one only needs to have a B.A. from an accredited
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Do you have teaching experience or an advanced degree? If so, you may be eligible to make a grand per month as a college instructor.
The easiest way to become an adjunct instructor is to apply to your local community colleges. In general, you need a Master’s degree in the field you would like to teach. Often, teaching experience is not required. The most in demand fields are the sciences and mathematics, though English jobs are plentiful too because so many students must take introductory writing courses as a requirement for their degree.
I live in a district that pays their adjunct instructors a notoriously low wage—about $400 per credit hour. For a 3 credit hour course, you will make approximately $1,200 over 4 months. To make a grand per month (or close to it), you will need to teach three 3 credit hour courses. If you teach a science
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