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Student employment on-campus, off-campus and work-study

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Summer jobs for teens (© Damian Dovarganes/AP Images)

Many students these days need to work to help pay the bills for tuition, gas and expenses, and room and board. Student employment opportunities include on-campus jobs, off-campus jobs, resident assistant, teaching assistant, work-study and more. Ask your financial aid office, career counselor, or just take a trip downtown to find jobs available to college students.

On-campus jobs

According to Ohio State University’s “Student Employment Opportunities,” “Working on campus is a great option because university employers are often more flexible about scheduling your work hours around your class schedule, and transportation and travel time are seldom a problem.” Read more

What is a “work study,” “The Federal Work-Study Program,” “Non-federal work study?”

Paying for college or even qualifying for enough financial aid can be one of your biggest challenges. However, work-study programs can help you alleviate the burden of finding ways to pay. Filling out the necessary paperwork and getting the details from your office of financial aid will help you discover if you, too, can work in exchange for tuition. So… what exactly is work study? And, what is the Federal Work-Study Program? And, is there such a thing as non-Federal work study? Read more