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Financial Aid You Earn


Many students pay for part of their college education by working during college or by serving their community or country before or after they attend college. Students can gain valuable experiences through these diverse programs that reward work and service with financial aid for college.

  • work-study jobs are on- or off-campus jobs offered to students through a college's financial aid office

  • national community service programs employ people in unique community service roles throughout the country and world, and provide educational assistance to participants once the term of service is complete

  • military service educational benefits are awarded to current military personnel, veterans and, in some cases, their family members


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