I graduated with $44k in student loan debt, and I did work part-time during college, as well as a year of co-op that paid decent. Some colleges aren't cheap. Add to that the cost of just living, and that part-time job pays for nearly $0 of the tuition costs. Luckily, I had some scholarships that helped out with my tuition. Most of my loans are around 6.5%, with the lowest being around 3%, and the highest being 10%. The 10% loan is getting paid off the quickest.