3. Work-study options: Federal work-study programs are available for second degree students, Kantrowitz says. Normally, these jobs are on campus. Some pay minimum wage but others pay more.
However, Kantrowitz advises against keeping a full-time job while returning to school. Students who work full time and go to school are less likely to complete their degrees than those who worked part time and went to school full time, he says.
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Giles concentrates solely on school and maintains a 3.8 grade point average. She knows she wants to pursue a Ph.D., so she saves any excess from unemployment checks to apply toward future expenses as she completes her second bachelor's degree.
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