Work-Study promotes part-time employment for financially eligible students, helping them avoid excessive debt while in school. If you receive 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 postgraduation 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 are the following work-study programs: