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Three Things To Know About Federal Work-Study

This federal program helps you pay for college while you work

The Federal Work-Study Program allows students to earn money for college while working on campus or within the local community. Undergraduate and graduate students with financial need may qualify depending on funding available and the school's financial aid policy.

  1. Apply for Federal Work-Study by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Indicate on your application that you want work-study assistance. Your financial need and the school you attend will determine if you qualify and the amount of Work-Study you're eligible for.
  2. Check with your school to find out if it sponsors a work-study program.
  3. Consider the benefits of work-study jobs.
    • Work on or near campus
    • Flexible hours
    • Work experience and contacts in a given profession
    • Reduced college costs


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