Work-study is a type of financial aid that is designed to promote part-time employment for financially eligible students to help avoid excessive debt while in school. If you are awarded work-study funds, you are responsible for finding your own job and meeting hiring requirements. Working at an hourly rate, you are allowed to earn the total Work-Study amount you have been awarded. Work-study funds are disbursed on a regular basis through paychecks given from the employer.
Generally, work-study may help you avoid excessive debt while in college because you earn as you learn. It may also provide you with additional preparation for your post-graduation job search since many work-study jobs are in career-related areas and/or offer you more responsibility each year you work.
At the University of Kansas there is the following work-study program: Kansas Career Work-Study.