What you need to know about Federal Work Study
Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money while enrolled in school to help pay education expenses. The Federal Work-Study Program encourages work in the local community and work related to your course of study. This form of aid is administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school’s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.
If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.
You’ll earn at least the current minimum wage with a work study program, with the chance to earn more depending on the work involved.
The amount of hours you work cannot exceed the amount of aid you are receiving.