As long as college costs keep rising, students are going to need to think of ways to pay for their education. Clearly, the smartest thing to do is to go to a college that will not put you in the poor house when you graduate. Additionally, it is vital to think carefully about what degree you get and whether you will be able to make decent money with that degree come graduation time.
Many students are so much in debt when they graduate that it takes them more than 10 years (sometimes even more than 20 years!) to pay off. THAT is not a situation you want to find yourself in. College students today need to get smarter about what they pay for their education and manage their finances carefully. That means getting a job as soon as possible and preferably getting one that may lead to a full time job later. Be smart and keep your debt low!