Many students studying graphic design are available for freelance work. When the scope of a project is known, it is standard practice to negotiate a per project fee. It is suitable to pay by the hour if the scope is unknown or work is continuous. The fee is determined by the designer based on the proposed scope of work and included in a letter of agreement. When all parties agree on the scope, deliverables, timeline, and fees, an initial payment of 25–50% is standard practice for a designer to begin work. Please keep in mind that when you elect to work with students, you are also part of the learning experience.