How Did You Pay Your Way Through College? Tell Us College students and recent grads: What tips would you give to other students footing the bill for college?

What Do You Wish You Knew While Paying Your Way Through College?

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Updated July 26

College is expensive. And juggling classes, work, and all of life's other challenges can be difficult.

NPR's education team is putting together a how-to guide — in podcast form — on navigating college when you're paying yourself. It's for Life Kit from NPR.

So, college students and recent grads: What are your best tips for paying your way through college? What's your best advice for other students trying to make ends meet?

Tell us by filling out the form below.

Part of this project involves putting voices on air, so we would love it if you could send us a voice memo. You can submit a voice memo within the form, or email a voice memo to with "College Money" in the subject line.

This form was closed on July 26.