Work-study is a type of financial aid that is earned through part-time employment. It is not a grant (you must work to earn it) and it is not a loan (you do not need to repay it).
- To qualify, students must submit an approved FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) students.
- Eligibility for work-study does not guarantee a job.
- Eligibility or an award may be cancelled or reduced according to funds available or changes in a student’s status or financial aid.
- Students can work up to 19 hours per week. However, most average 10-12 hours per week.
- Work-study students are not eligible to work while on Financial Aid suspension or when not enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or more).
- Work-study students are generally not eligible to work during quarter breaks.
Learn more about Federal Work-Study