<p>Hopefully some current students or parents will have some insight on this...</p>
<p>I have received a few scholarhips outside of Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt's financial aid package offered a large grant and work-study program before I had reported any scholarships.</p>
<p>I assume I must report all scholarships to Vanderbilt, as they will be receiving checks directly from the scholarships funds every semester. How will these scholarships affect my aid?</p>
<p>Here's all I could find on the Vandy website:
•As the primary beneficiary of a Vanderbilt education, you are expected to participate in paying for a portion of your college costs. Your financial aid package for the academic year will typically include an Academic Year Student Contribution. For most students, the Academic Year Student Contribution is currently no more than $ 2,500 for 2011-12.
•It is our initial expectation that you will cover all or part of your Academic Year Student Contribution from part time employment while in school. Employment information for both on and off-campus job opportunities may be found at: Office</a> of Student Employment<em>|</em>Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt does not place or guarantee students employment. If you receive an outside scholarship it will be used first to replace or reduce your Academic Year Student Contribution before reducing Vanderbilt need-based assistance.
<p>The way I'm reading this is the outside scholarships will first essentially contriubte the money that otherwise would have come from work-study, in an amount up to $2500. And all money after that is just subtracted from my grant. Is this the case? Can I still participate in a federal work-study even after that $2500 has been paid in outside scholarships or am I no longer eligible at that point?</p>
<p>Thanks. I'll be contacting finaid office on monday if necessary but thought I'd ask over the weekend.</p>