Covering Tuition Via Campus Work
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
Northeast Texas Community College started Work4College (W4C) in 2014 as a way to give students an opportunity to stay on campus in the summer and work in jobs that pay more than those in the community.
Some of the W4C students work on the college’s 275-acre sustainable farm, while others build greenhouses, weed flower beds, take inventory at the college bookstore, or work in the student service office as peer tutors. More than physical work, participating students must take a summer course covering financial planning, soft skills, and college-success skills. The program also includes supervisors trained to serve as mentors.