Definitions for "FEDERAL WORK-STUDY"
Part of the federal Student Financial Assistance Program that provides part-time employment for post-secondary students who need income to help meet educational cost.
This program provides employment opportunities to students who have financial need and want to pay a part of their educational expenses through work. Community service work opportunities are also available through the Federal Work-Study Program.
This program provides 75 percent of the money necessity for colleges to offer on- and off-campus jobs to students with demonstrated need. (Authorized by Title VI, Part C of the Higher Education Act.) An award is made as part of a financial aid package and can be accepted or denied. Students receive funding in the form of paychecks based on work hours and a predetermined pay rate.