(HOUSTON CHRONICLE) — Thu Quach is a 21-year-old college student who has found a new way to pay for her college tuition, without taking loans or relying on her parents to support her. College seniors who took out loans to fund their college education owed an average of $25,250, according to the Institute for College Access & Success’ Project on Student Debt.

“I took off one year of school to work because it felt like the right thing to do at the time. I come from a family of eight and have always had to pay for everything I own, so it was always a battle between work and school for me, until I learned how to create websites and develop an online presence.

“I quickly realized how much I enjoy designing websites, plus I really wanted to go back to school and focus on finishing my engineering degree, so I followed my guts and left my job.” – says Thu Quach about the decision of quitting her 9 to 5 job at Philips Ultrasound and starting her website design business.

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