Work study allows students to take a part-time campus job as part of their financial aid package (typically 10-15 hours per week).
To qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program or the State of Idaho Work-Study program you must complete the FAFSA and indicate that you are interested in work programs on your FAFSA. Work study includes jobs that align with your education program (such as a biology major working as a lab assistant) and jobs that provide money but aren’t related to your field of study (such as working as a barista). The money that you earn in your Work Study position will be given directly to you and you can choose to use the income to pay for your education expenses.
Financial Aid Glossary
Use the Financial Aid Glossary to understand the terms, acronyms and language that are commonly used to describe financial aid. You may see the vocabulary from the glossary while filling out your FAFSA, reviewing and responding to financial aid offers, or talking to your institution’s financial aid office.
Keep this guide handy and review it often while navigating your financial aid opportunities.