Graduation day is a momentous occasion that commemorates all of the hard work you’ve put into achieving your degree. It’s all smiles, hugs and high-fives, until you realize how much student debt you’re in. It’s hard enough to find a job, let alone to worry about paying back your loans. Here are three ways you can take the burden off of yourself and get other people to pay them back for you.
1. Your job. Apply to work for companies that offer student loan assistance. Right now 4% of companies do, but that number is increasing as employers look to attract and retain talent.
2. Volunteer. Sponsorchange.org lets college graduates volunteer with projects they love while earning money toward their student loans.
3. Apps/online. Givling is an app that allows you to earn $5,000 for writing a game of trivia. Another app called ChangeEd allows you to put your spare change toward your student loan payments.