Having some extra cash while in college is not always the easiest thing, especially if you are paying for school loans. Thankfully, there are few options before you. Hopefully at least one of these can get you out of the bind you are in!
These are, in all actuality, loans that are cash advances. You will have to pay them back, usually with interest. But,it’s a good way to get some cash for rent or food if you need it on the fly. Usually you can get a cash advance from $100 on up to $5000, but it all depends on where you go to get the cash advance and how much they offer to their customers. Most of these advances are done instantly, but some may take up to a week so that they can verify you can and will pay it back. The application is pretty easy, you don’t need any collateral to get the loan, and you can find loans for any situation really.
Student Loans for Maintenance
Unlike a regular student loan that pays for your education, a maintenance loan will help pay for things like lodging fees, books, bills, emergency situations,and even meal tickets. Not all colleges offer this but if you need a little help, it’s a good idea to ask your case worker or counselor and see if they can offer this to you. Again, this is something you will have to pay back in the near future but it’s a good way to get you on your feet.
Part Time Job
Lots of colleges are looking for people just like you to work at the college while going to school there. See if you can find any jobs relevant to what you are going to school for such as bookkeeping, working in the library, admin duties and more. Not only is this going to give you some extra cash, but it also might look good to your Professors that you are taking the extra initiative to get some real-world experience in your degree of study.