The federal work study program is open to undergraduates, graduate, and vocational students. It provides part time on- or off-campus jobs to help students pay the cost of their higher education.
To be eligible, the student must:
The actual amount depends on the student's financial need and the amount of money the school has available for the program. On average, students earned about $1,750 from Federal Work Study during the 2010-2011 academic year. Eligibility criteria for the federal program are in some cases more restrictive than standards for the state program.
Contact the financial aid administrator at the school you attend or plan to attend.