<p>I am an incoming Freshman to UCSD at Warren College.
My major : Chemical Engineering</p>
<p>In my financial aid offer, i noticed i did not receive complete loans from the federal government. While my other friends received both Perkins and Stafford Loan, i only received the Stafford loans (Subsidized + unsubsidized).</p>
<p>So instead of the Perkins loan, i am offered Work-Study. I don't know if i should accept this offer or not after contemplating my 1st year at UCSD.</p>
<p>THe maximum amount of money i can earn through work-study is $2800. I am worried that this will have an enormous impact on my educational experience for my freshman year.</p>
<p>I have calculated that assuming i am paid $9 per hour, i will have to work about 310 hours!! throughout my freshman year to cover my financial aid gap not covers by loans. This equates to working about 2 hours each day, everyday for the entire school year.</p>
<p>As an entering freshman, i will need to transition into the college academic experience, meet new friends, explore the opportunities on the Campus, and much more..
I just don't know if i can do all of this as an engineering major and take on Work-Study of roughly 310 hours during my freshman year?</p>
<p>(I am considering just to request more loans and pay off those loans with internship money that i will earn over the following summer.)</p>
<p>Can anyone give me any advice or about their work-study experience at UCSD??????????</p>