The back to school season is upon us, and many newly graduated high school students will head off to college for the first time.  More than ever, college students feel financial pressure.  The cost of college tuition continues to rise, and a student is often forced to decide to go into student loan debt to pay for her education or to work many hours to try to pay for the tuition without going into debt.

As a former college teacher I have a few thoughts on the subject. . .

Head on over to Beating Broke where I am a staff writer to read the rest of my post.

Did you work while you were in college?  If so, how many hours?  Did you struggle with keeping your grades up?

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