I am a freshman at a private college. My greatest concern during my senior year in high school was how I would pay for college with a minimum of loans, since my parents had made it clear that they wouldn't be helping pay for my college tuition. Unfortunately, I hadn't gotten a job any of my high school years, besides the odd job. So, I got a job over the summer after I graduated from high school. I saved every penny I earned, and managed to save enough money to pay my first semester at college. I also have enough left over to cover my expenses for my next semester combined with the loan I can receive from the government. This will allow me to save up enough money to mostly cover the entire next year at college, which should snowball to cover the remaining years of college.