The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing you to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and tries to offer work related to your course of study. Each school has work-study programs specific to that particular school. Some may be eligible to begin upon enrollment and others may have to wait until they have obtained a certain amount of credits.
By working through a Federal Work-Study Program you will gain real-life experience. You can then draw upon your work experiences when seeking employment after graduation. Work-Study gives you the opportunity to show future employers that you are hard-working and can balance the demands of school and work.
For more information on specific programs offered by schools, visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory.