1. What is work-study?
Work-study is a need-based federal student aid program that gives you the opportunity to earn money through part-time employment. This program pays a portion of your wages, so this subsidy makes you very desirable to employers! For example, if a department pays you $14/hour, it costs their budget a net $7/hour. There are three advantages for the work-study student:
The subsidy makes you a highly sought-after employee.