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How Do You Know if You Are Eligible for A Work-Study Program?

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Students will be notified of their eligibility for the Federal Work-Study Program in their financial aid award letter. Colleges will indicate a work-study award allocation in the award letters of students accepted into the program. To qualify, students must file their FAFSA® and demonstrate financial need.

Applying for Work-Study

To qualify for work-study, students must file their FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and demonstrate financial need. On the application, students must indicate that they are interested in being considered for work-study programs as part of their financial aid package.

The FAFSA® will calculate your Expected Family Contribution, which is the amount you and your family can be expected to pay for your college expenses. Your school will subtract your Expected Family Contribution from their Cost of Attendance to calculate your financial need.  From there, federal grants, loans, and work-study opportunities will be award to you.

Financial Aid Award Letter

Once your college has reviewed your FAFSA®, they will send you a Financial Aid Award Letter that outlines your financial aid offer. The award letter will include information about grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.

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