How can I get money in college?

Not the place to get money for college. Dennis Sylvester Hurd, CC BY 2.0

As the rent becomes due and food needs to be put on the table, you may be saying to yourself, “help I need money now! How can I get money while I’m in college?”

I thought since I’m almost done with school, I provide a few ideas to help you. There are options available to you to gain short term assistance to get emergency rent money. Some of these alternatives can provide fast cash if you are in a bad credit, emergency situation. It’s important, though, to know where to look and know how to get that temporary relief. I want to provide you with that information in this article. First, though, it’s important to use all available resources.

Money till payday

You may need to drain the savings to keep your home out of foreclosure until you can get extra cash or ask friends to borrow quick cash.

If you have items of value, you may be able to sell or pawn them to get money till payday.

A pawn shop will be more than happy to give you fast cast but the amount will be small considering the value of the item.

You should expect about 25 percent of the value of your item from a pawn broker. Of course, this is not a good value. It can, however, provide you with temporary assistance when you’re in a bind.

A better alternative is to sell your item on craigslist or eBay.

You have control over how much it will sell for on these sites. The downside is that it’s not as quick, which can be problematic if you are saying, “I need money help.”

Community service foundations
There are many community service programs that offer assistance. For example, there are local churches that help with rent.

The first step is to go to your local church and talk to the pastor.

He or she may have a special fund set up for this. It’s important to remember that you may need to be in good standing with this place of worship and a member of their community.

The community there will be more likely to help you because they won’t want to see “one of their own” struggle when finances are tight.

Of course, this is not a guarantee, and more than likely this won’t be free cash — just emergency rent money that will probably need to be paid back.

The Salvation Army is another good resources. This charity may be able to offer help with heating bills, especially if you live in Illinois. They do offer affordable products for folks in a time of need.

Making Home Affordable program
There are options available for homeowners to avoid foreclosure. This is a government program called Making Home Affordable. You may be able to refinance your mortgage under this program.

The program also offers the ability to put your mortgage payments on hold or reduced the amount owed if you are temporarily unemployed.

This can be really helpful when going through a hard time as a distressed homeowner. The key, though, is to contact your lender or loan servicer before you get in trouble. That way you will have more options available to you.

Prevention is key

As mention, the best way to keep out of a bad situation is to prepare. If your situation is not temporary, you may need to look for government assistance programs that help with all bills.

State aid may not provide upfront money but it will provide

As the rent becomes due and food needs to be put on the table, you may be saying to yourself, “help I need money now! How can I get money while I’m in college?” There are options available to you to gain short term assistance to get emergency rent money. Some of these alternatives can provide fast cash if you are in a bad credit, emergency situation. It’s important, though, to know where to look and know how to get that temporary relief. I want to provide you with that information in this article. First, though, it’s important to use all available resources.

Money till payday

You may need to drain the savings to keep your home out of foreclosure until you can get extra cash or ask friends to borrow quick cash.

If you have items of value, you may be able to sell or pawn them to get money till payday.

A pawn shop will be more than happy to give you fast cast but the amount will be small considering the value of the item.

You should expect about 25 percent of the value of your item from a pawn broker. Of course, this is not a good value. It can, however, provide you with temporary assistance when you’re in a bind.

A better alternative is to sell your item on craigslist or eBay.

You have control over how much it will sell for on these sites. The downside is that it’s not as quick, which can be problematic if you are saying, “I need money help.”

Community service foundations

There are many community service programs that offer assistance. For example, there are local churches that help with rent.

The first step is to go to your local church and talk to the pastor.

He or she may have a special fund set up for this. It’s important to remember that you may need to be in good standing with this place of worship and a member of their community.

The community there will be more likely to help you because they won’t want to see “one of their own” struggle when finances are tight.

Of course, this is not a guarantee, and more than likely this won’t be free cash — just emergency rent money that will probably need to be paid back.

The Salvation Army is another good resources. This charity may be able to offer help with heating bills, especially if you live in Illinois. They do offer affordable products for folks in a time of need.

Making Home Affordable program
There are options available for homeowners to avoid foreclosure. This is a government program called Making Home Affordable. You may be able to refinance your mortgage under this program.

The program also offers the ability to put your mortgage payments on hold or reduced the amount owed if you are temporarily unemployed.

This can be really helpful when going through a hard time as a distressed homeowner. The key, though, is to contact your lender or loan servicer before you get in trouble. That way you will have more options available to you.

Prevention is key

As mention, the best way to keep out of a bad situation is to prepare. If your situation is not temporary, you may need to look for government assistance programs that help with all bills.

State aid may not provide upfront money but it will provide ways to lessen bills and grocery costs if you are struggling to pay bills.

States offer food stamp programs, which doesn’t directly help but it can allow you to save more funds and put it towards more important items such as the mortgage. You may be eligible for this if you lost a job recently.

A single mom with kids may qualify for additional programs that may help find emergency money — as will veterans, the disabled, and minorities.

These are a few options available to you if you are saying, “help I need money now!”

ways to lessen bills and grocery costs if you are struggling to pay bills.

States offer food stamp programs, which doesn’t directly help but it can allow you to save more funds and put it towards more important items such as the mortgage. You may be eligible for this if you lost a job recently.

A single mom with kids may qualify for additional programs that may help find emergency money — as will veterans, the disabled, and minorities.

These are a few options available to you if you are saying, “help I need money now while in college”