There are ways to help cover college costs and plan one's studies around maintaining a job, which will make balancing work and school less challenging. Funding options for working students are available, including college loans, grants, and scholarships for full-time working students. Each type of funding has different requirements, and the benefits will fit with individual student needs differently. But, all these funding sources can help alleviate the immediate financial burden of attending college and the stress of balancing school and work. Along with funding options, students working and studying full-time have other steps to take to prepare for the college experience and avoid future stress.