The excitment one feels when they leave their childhood home and go off into the world is undeniable. There are no parents, no rule, and as most of us quickly discover, no money. Regardless of how many children you babysat (read: watched TV with until they fell asleep), your parents were probably your most reliable form of income. Asking dad for 20 bucks on the way to school was a lot easier than earning time and a half on Black Friday in a Macy's. When you finally arrive on campus and realize you've been hungry for days, still haven't bought books, and really have to stop using other people's detergent in the laundry room. You also realize running upstairs to remedy these issues with Mom's purse is no longer an option. Time to hit up the work-study applications.