How to Prepare for Work-Study as Your First Job

How to Prepare for Work-Study as Your First Job

  Most college financial aid packages are broken down into several categories: loan, grant, parent contribution, student contribution, and work-study. The way work-study functions can…

Should You Get a Work-Study Job or a Part-Time Job?

Should You Get a Work-Study Job or a Part-Time Job?

So there is no shortage of articles on The Prospect about work-study so I’m not going to go into too much detail about what it…

What to Do If You’re Doing Work-Study for the First Time as a College Senior

What to Do If You’re Doing Work-Study for the First Time as a College Senior

So, you’re a senior considering taking Work-Study funds for the first time? Not to worry. There are ways to ensure you are paid for doing…

What to Do When Work Study Doesn’t Work Out

What to Do When Work Study Doesn’t Work Out

The first week of school, you were bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and you wondered what to make of this new thing called college. The second week of…

Maximizing Work-Study for the First Time as a Senior

Maximizing Work-Study for the First Time as a Senior

So, you’re a senior considering taking Work-Study funds for the first time? Not to worry. There are ways to ensure you are paid for doing…

TP’s Quick Guide to Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

TP’s Quick Guide to Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

Financial aid can be scary; I’ll be the first to admit that. But one of the best ways to make everything a little bit more…

5 Half-Truths of Your Financial Aid Office

5 Half-Truths of Your Financial Aid Office

It’s officially admissions season, the name of the game is “whitewashing,” and financial aid offices are not exempt. I’m not saying that your financial aid office…

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Work-Study

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Work-Study

Financial aid is a mess. Between the FAFSA, CSS profiles, school-specific policies, and Pell Grants, it’s a tough process to negotiate. I’m not here to…

7 Great On-Campus Jobs

7 Great On-Campus Jobs

On-campus jobs are great because they are flexible, they’re resume builders, you gain a lot of experience, and they might even help you figure out…

7 Free Things in College that Will Make You Richer

7 Free Things in College that Will Make You Richer

When paying for college, the list of expenses never seems to end. Besides tuition, housing, and food, there are often activity fees, insurance bills, textbook…

Why You Should Accept Your Work-Study Package

Why You Should Accept Your Work-Study Package

Your first semester in college, whether you are thousands of miles from home or just down the road, is propped up to be some of…

Your FinAid Package Says Work Study, But You Don’t Want to Do It

Your FinAid Package Says Work Study, But You Don’t Want to Do It

Many financial aid packages involve some sort of work study component in which students are encouraged to find jobs on campus. Depending on the school…

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