A financial aid program in which students work while they attend school. Usually work-study is part of students' financial aid “package.” The work may be related to students' course of study, or credited toward payment of tuition, or simply a job to help pay expenses.
an educational plan in which students alternate between paid employment and formal study
Work-Study is a federal financial aid program that awards a part-time job to eligible undergraduate or graduate college students. The government pays the college or university, which is in charge of administering the Work-Study program. A part-time job may be on- or off-campus.