February 3, 2014
Using the Web, Students Ask ‘Crowd’ to Help Pay for College
Mark Abramson for The Chronicle
Nearing her final semester at Ursinus College, Jennifer Davis didn’t know if she would reach the finish line. Despite working four part-time jobs and having secured a patchwork of loans, merit scholarships, and need-based aid, as of December she was still about $1,500 short.
Taking on another job wasn’t an option for Ms. Davis, a first-generation student from Pottsville, Pa. She’d already planned to give up the best-paying one because it conflicted with her class