Work Study

<p>I feel like I've asked this before, but if you're in a work study program, do you get the money like a regular job or does all the money go to your tuition?</p>

<p>You get the money like a regular job.</p>

<p>Oh, my college is offering me 3000 to be in a work study though, is that just encouraging me to join one and pay for tuition?</p>

<p>No, they're giving whatever job you get $3000 to pay you with. Work-study is pretty similar to having a regular job.</p>

<p>The main difference between work-study and a regular job is that the federal government pays half of your wages. That matters to your employer but not to you. For you, a work-study job is like any other job: you work your hours and get regular paychecks in return. You can do with the money whatever you want.</p>

<p>It is worth mentioning that most colleges don't guarantee that there are sufficient work-study jobs for all eligible students who might seek employment. It's up to you to find job(s) that let you work enough hours to earn whatever portion of the $3,000 you want.</p>

<p>^Very true. Finding a job can be hard. I've heard some schools will put you in a job for work-study though, so find out what your school does.</p>