How can I go to school when I’m still working?

By going to school while working, you are accepting a big challenge. It’s important to always remember your motivation for going back to school. Whether you are working to pay for college, or advancing your career — keep your goals in mind.

Be Organized

Find a dedicated place to keep your schoolwork. Keep a schedule with your absolute deadlines, meetings and classes. Keep work and school separate — this will keep you on track to do the best work at each task.

Be Flexible

Fill the time between classes with studying, or try to work through lunches. As a working student, the unexpected pressures will be even more difficult to work through. But by staying flexible, you can tackle them one at a time.

Be Positive

Going to school while working is a big challenge, but it’s a temporary one with a big payoff. There will be times you will become stressed, and there won’t be enough time in the day to complete everything you planned. Manage your stress, and don’t forget to enjoy life. Stay positive, and know that it can be done.


Worried about the cost of going back to college?

File your FAFSA to see if you qualify for financial aid.