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What is Federal Work-Study?

Federal Work-Study is a federally funded program that enables students to earn money for college costs through part-time employment. The federal government pays a portion of the students’ wages and the employer pays the balance.

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How do I apply for Work-Study?

You must complete the FAFSA (by the priority filing deadline March 2nd) and meet all the deadlines for supporting documentation. Once the UCLA Financial Aid Office receives your FAFSA information, you will be evaluated for financial need and a financial aid package will be determined. This package may include Federal Work-Study. To initiate the process for Work-Study, you must first accept the Work-Study award on your eFAN.

If you will be employed on-campus, your hiring department must complete and submit your referral form via the Work-Study website. If you will be employed off-campus (this includes ASUCLA), your employer must complete your referral form in paper form once you have logged on to the online Work-Study website and printed one out. The Work-Study referral form must then be completed and signed by your employer and returned to the Work-Study Office to establish eligibility in the Work-Study program.

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What is a Work-Study Referral Form?

The Work-Study referral form is used to authorize your participation in the program and it indicates the amount of your Work-Study eligibility. Your Work-Study employer must submit the form but you (the student) are responsible for making sure it has been done. The referral form is now available on-line via the Work-Study website and is called the “On-line Referral Form.” If your referral form is not submitted by the hiring deadline, your Work-Study award will be canceled.

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What is the difference between Work-Study & a non-Work-Study job?

Exemption from student contribution assessment; that is, holding a non-Work-Study job can subject your earnings from such job to be assessed a student contribution when applying for financial aid in the future. This generally has the impact of reducing your financial need and thus, affecting the overall structure of your financial aid package. By comparison, earnings from Work-Study positions are protected from this student contribution assessment that can improve the amount and types of aid you are considered for when filing a financial aid application in future periods.

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Where do I get information about available Work-Study Positions?

Work-Study positions are listed in the online on the Student Work-Study website: https://www.fao.ucla.edu/wrkstd_student/. You may also go to any on campus department directly and see if they have any positions available.

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If I decided not to participate in the Work-Study program this year will it affect my eligibility for the program next year?

No. Eligibility for the program is based solely on your demonstrated financial need. Each year, your eligibility for all financial assistance (including Work-Study) is determined independently from any prior period.

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Where can I find more detailed information on the Work-Study Programs?

Please go to (https://www.fao.ucla.edu/wrkstd_student) toview the Student Guide to the Work-Study Program.

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Can I use Work-Study in the summer?

Yes, you can use Work-Study during the summer if you filed the UCLA summer aid application by the deadline and filed the FAFSA by March 2nd. You must enroll at least ½ time and have financial need. Please refer to the UCLA Financial Aid Office website (http://www.fao.ucla.edu) for filing information and updates/deadlines.  If you are eligible for summer work study it will be reflected on your summer eFAN.

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What happens if I am awarded Work-Study and donít work in fall quarter?

December 18th is the hiring deadline for the academic year; based on availability of funds, students not placed by the deadline will have the Work-Study award canceled and you will forfeit the remainder of that award period.

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