What is Work-study?

Work-Study is a need-based form of Financial Aid that is earned through on or off-campus employment and received in the form of a paycheck.

How Do I Qualify?

To qualify for a Work-Study award, the student must file a FAFSA or DREAM Act Application and have sufficient financial need. The Office of Financial Aid determines student Financial Aid eligibility and notifies them of their aid in a Financial Aid Award Letter, which may include a Work-Study award.

Students who submitted a DREAM ACT application and are eligible to receive Work-Study can activate this award only if they obtained a social security number after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted them Deferred Action Status and received an Employment Authorization Card.

Additionally, all qualifying Work-Study recipients must maintain a minimum study load of 6 units each quarter.

For more information about the work-study program, please click here