Don’t Forget About Federal Work-Study | 06.03.10

Posted in FAFSA, Federal Work-Study, Financial Aid, Stafford Loan By Student Loan Network Staff

Federal work-study isn’t often brought up when discussing paying for college, but it is an amazingly useful and convenient avenue for cash.

Federal work-study programs are based on demonstrated financial need.  All you have to do is meet certain eligibility requirements and complete a FAFSA, where you will be asked if you are interested in student employment.  If you are eligible, your work-study funds will be noted on your award letter.

Federal work-study allocates a set amount of funds per semester that you can earn in various on-campus jobs. Like a scholarship or grant, it doesn’t need to be paid back. You earned it. You keep it.

There is also Non-Federal work-study, which is not based on need and is available on many campuses across the nation. Ask your school employment office about on-campus jobs that are available.

Federal work-study, unfortunately, is not guaranteed. If you don’t use it, you might lose it for future semesters.

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35 Responses to “Don’t Forget About Federal Work-Study”

  1. Alex says on July 2, 2010 at 2:07 pm:

    work study would be great

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  2. Brandon Langston says on July 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm:

    I totally agree with work study

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  3. ashley says on July 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm:

    I am considering work study

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  4. vesta says on June 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm:

    definitely doing this

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