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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

Learn more about State Work-Study