Financial Aid: Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a financial aid program. Each year, the federal government provides funding for employment programs in order to enable students with demonstrated financial need to work while they go to college. While other colleges and universities limit student employment to only those students with Federal Work Study eligibility that is not the case at the University of Portland. A generous student payroll budget allows University of Portland students more work opportunities regardless of Work Study eligibility. It also enables Work Study students to continue working on campus even after they have earned their Work Study award, or if their eligibility changes and the award is reduced or canceled.
Students are awarded up to $2000 per year, based on financial need, but are not guaranteed to earn the full amount. Students are not placed in jobs and are not guaranteed they will find a job. It is the responsibility of the student to job search, apply, interview, and maintain employment. There are more students on campus than jobs available, so it is important to start the job search early.
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