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Working in college can make a significant contribution toward meeting your college costs. Having a job while in school or during the summer may help prepare you for life after college, as well.
These are federal funds intended to promote part-time employment, on or off-campus, for students who demonstrate financial need. Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds awarded to students are paid as they are earned for employment. Placement for students awarded FWS funds is done through Gallaudet’s Career Center. Community service positions and reading tutor positions off-campus are available to FWS recipients. These positions offer a variety of service sites and activities. For more information, contact the Gallaudet University Career Center and visit the Federal Work-Study Center.
Because of Gallaudet University’s academic reputation, many families assume that it is unwise for students to work during the academic year. However, studies show that students who work a modest number of hours per week will, on average:
In many cases, working students become better organized and manage their time better. Employment also exposes students to mentor-type relationships and increases interactions with professionals in a variety of fields.
Federal Work-Study is a financial aid program for students who have financial need. The program funds part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students, allowing students to earn money to help pay educational expenses. Under the FWS program, a percentage of students’ earnings is paid through federal funds, with the remainder paid by the student’s employer. Because of this, many qualified employers are eager to hire Federal Work-Study students.
Here is how it works:
Students who do not have Work-Study can still find jobs at Gallaudet University. On-campus, there may be job listings available by checking with the Career Center.
Through the Federal Work Study Program, students join a large team of employees who work to serve the needs of the campus community. A student not only earns financial aid funds through part-time employment to pay school expenses but also develops skills through practical work...
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