Our situation is quite different from yours, as we do have financial aid, so I don't know if this will answer your question about work-study. My D got a separate grant for work study for this, her first year, and will be expected to get a job next year, her second. Brown does not expect students on fin aid to work. However, it is different for you, as you have said you are not getting any FA. You can get a job on or off campus, though. You don't have to be on FA to get a job through school. There are MANY places very close to school where you can get a job. Maybe you could try to think about not working during the first semester, if possible. Give yourself a bit of time to make the transition to college life and work before you get all stressed about earning money right away. The first semester can be daunting, and the end of it will be difficult, with exams and papers. Try to wait that out so you will know what to expect and not be too overwhelmed. I hope that will work.
Also, I would agree with above posters that the office needs to be informed of your situation. They obviously want you to come, and I would guess they will try to make it work for you. Good luck! Let us know what happens.
Last edited by franglish; 01-13-2008 at 05:51 PM.