Next year I will be attending one of the biggest universities in America (51000 students), and I need a way to pay for my college tuition and room and board. At the age of 17 i have saved up approximately 10 grand, but that will only cover roughly 1/10th of the cost of my education So I am faced with the dilemma of accumulating enough funds to pay for my education. I will not graduate with debt. With my current capital of $10,000 how can I invest it into business ventures to generate a stream of income? Keep in mind that I can market toward college students on campus. I am open to both offline and online ventures. I was thinking of starting up an ebay hustle. I will buy used cellphones from local college kids using flyers, and using craigslist and mark them up and sell them on craigslist. there is always a constant demand for new generation cellphones. Or Or is there a better offline method? Also, for quick cash how is flipping new gadgets on ebay on craigslist? Such as buying the new IPAD 2 in February (5 units) and selling them on ebay? Would that generate a healthy profit? Should I avoid ebay all together?