In my day, it was a stepping stone and if you were halfway competent, showed up and was ready on time, you easily got raises out of minimum wage rates.
Easily, but how quickly? Quickly enough to catch the second semester?
Or it would require you to find friends who are going to the same school and can give you a lift (even if only to the bus stop), or you could walk a bit. I hear riding a bike is the new "cool" thing to do.
Like a bus, a bicycle or carpool isn't so convenient for someone whose parents happen to live 50 miles (80 km) away from college.
Getting a used car and driving yourself probably isn't out of the question either.
The state of Indiana requires 50 hours of supervised driving practice on a valid learner's permit, at least 10 of those hours at night, before issuing a driver's license. How much does 50 hours of a driving instructor's time cost?
You should be able to get around 3% in ETFs. There are finds currently posting 14% for the 5 year.
I thought ETFs were likely to lose a substantial portion of their principal in a recession.