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August 9, 2018

See All Work-Study Blog Posts

August 8, 2018

How to Get a Work-Study Job

[VIDEO] What is Work-Study?

December 20, 2017

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs on or off campus for students who demonstrate financial need. The program allows you to earn money to help pay educational expenses and also encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.   Apply for the Federal Work-Study Program by checking the “I am interested in

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December 18, 2017

Learnin’ & Earnin’: What You Should Know About Federal Work-Study

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA Since today’s blog discusses work…a lot…I think we should lighten up this post by starting with a joke. Why did the can crusher quit his job?… …Because it was SODA PRESSING!   All jokes aside, work can be a fun, engaging, and fulfilling part of your life. It’s also a great

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August 25, 2017

Federal Work-Study

August 11, 2017

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study program provides funds to certain colleges and universities, state governments, and businesses so that they may hire college students as part-time employees. Students with financial need may be eligible to apply for work-study jobs and earn money while in school.  

August 9, 2018

Factors of Cost of Attendance

There are many factors to consider while you are deciding which college to attend. One of those factors is Cost of Attendance (COA). The COA helps your college determine your financial need and is divided into several categories:         Each college will have a different cost of attendance. As an example, let’s

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August 8, 2018

Financial Aid Eligibility: Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Eligibility for the various types of federal financial aid (grants, work-study, student loans) changes as you progress from undergraduate to graduate level. See below…  

December 21, 2017

FAFSA – IRS Data Retrieval Tool Tips and Tricks

By Jacob Newman, UHEAA The temperature is dropping, school is in full swing, Halloween is just around the corner, and FAFSA season is here! One spooky concern that some students have parents have is about the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT—the tool you use to pull your tax information into the FAFSA).

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Departmental Scholarships

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA Every college student is always looking for ways to cut down on their college costs. Many college students know that they need to pay attention to priority deadlines for financial aid, file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, apply for scholarships offered at the university and local

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December 20, 2017

Avoid These 5 Bad Money Management Habits

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Do you have an income coming in, but feel like you’re constantly broke? Do you ever think of what you’d actually do if you ran out of money? The best action plan is to learn to manage your money and develop healthy spending and saving habits—don’t let your finances get out

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Shopping Lists and Financial Aid Award Letters

By Jacob Newman, UHEAA Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read your financial aid award letter like a grocery shopping list?     Luckily, at many universities and colleges, you can! The Department of Education has released a “financial aid shopping list” to make it easier to compare financial aid offers. Breaking down this report,

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Why You Should File the FAFSA

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be the first thing you do if you’re looking for financial aid to pay for your education. Think of the FAFSA as the gateway to financial aid. It’s the only way to apply for ALL federal and most states’ financial aid, including Pell grants, Work-study,

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4 Tips for Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Understanding financial aid award letters can be confusing. So here’s a solution—keep these 4 tips in mind and you can avoid some confusion with financial aid award letters. Here are some common questions students ask: What is a “package”? In the context of college financial aid some refer to their financial

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December 19, 2017

Comparing Student Loans

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Attending college is an investment in your future success. There are a lot of options to help pay for college. You can use grants, scholarships, work study and even student loans. When comparing student loans there’s a lot to think about. We’ve put together these six questions for you to ask when applying for

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After the FAFSA

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA After you’ve filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), there are important steps to follow. The college or university that you are attending might contact your through your student portal or your email, so be sure to check both frequently. Following these steps will ensure that you are prepared

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FAFSA Verification 101

By Katie Wornek, UHEAA What is verification? When you complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you provide personal and financial information that is used to calculate what is called your “Expected Family Contribution” or EFC. Your EFC helps determine the types and amount of Federal Student Aid (grants, federal work-study,

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing to Work During College

By Katie Wornek, UHEAA If you’re thinking about working while attending college, you’re definitely not alone. A 2015 Georgetown University study found that 70% of college students work during college. Beyond providing money to help you pay for school, working at a job will help you gain valuable real-world skills and feel invested in your

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December 18, 2017

6 Reasons Why You Should File the FAFSA Every Year You’re in College

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA   There’s no reason not to file the FAFSA every year you’re in college! Here’s why…   It’s the only way to apply for ALL federal and most states’ financial aid, This includes Pell grants, work-study programs, federal student loans, and grant programs you might have never heard about. Even if you

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