Getting the Green

Scholarships, tutoring through work-study, or waiting tables as a side hustle: These are all typical ways students have figured out how to pay for college. But for some, typical just doesn’t cut it.

I chatted with five people who used rather creative ways to pay for college, doing everything from flipping sports equipment to scoring big on “Wheel of Fortune.” For some, this covered entire cost of tuition, which averages $32,410 for a four-year private school. For others, it helped with supplies and daily living expenses.

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