If I wasn't awarded work-study at first, can I be awarded it later?
With the award of a Pell Grant, a student could request to be placed on the work-study waiting list. There is a possibility that more work-study will be awarded later in the fall semester, near the end of October. The rate of work-study earnings is assessed. If the rate of earnings needs to be higher, more work-study will be awarded.
I work at two on-campus jobs. Can I earn work-study at both of these positions?
No. Students may only have ONE work-study job at a time. However, students may have both a work-study and a departmental job as long as they do not exceed the maximum hours allowed in the Student Employment Policy.
What happens if I earn all of my fall work-study before the end of the fall semester? Can I start using my spring amount of work-study?
If you are enrolled at least half-time for the spring semester, yes, you can start earning the spring amount. Typically, awards are made in equal amounts for both fall and spring semesters. If a student earns over their awarded amount for fall, funds can be used from the spring award, provided the student will also be enrolled in spring courses. Once the total work-study award is earned, the student must be paid by departmental funds or end employment.
When is the last day I can earn work-study?
The last day to earn work-study is the last day of the semester, the Saturday of final's week.
What happens to any work-study money I do not earn by the end of the semester? Can it carry over to the next academic year?
Work-study can be earned only during the academic year for which it is awarded. Work-study awarded in one year cannot carry over to the next academic year. Be sure to file your FAFSA each October to help determine your work-study eligibility for the upcoming year.
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