The Work Study Program provides employment opportunities to students who have financial need. It is the self-help part of your financial aid award package where you can work part-time and earn money to help pay for your college expenses.
North offers on-campus and off-campus work study job opportunities. Students who accept their work study allocation have one month from the start of the fall quarter to find a job. Due to limited funds, your work study awards for the whole academic year will be cancelled if a job is not secured within this time frame. Work study placement is not guaranteed.
To be eligible for a work study award, you must demonstrate financial need, maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined through the financial aid awarding process and be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each quarter with the exception of summer quarter.
Work study is part of your financial aid package, and you have to maintain your financial aid eligibility to remain work study eligible. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress, then your work study could be cancelled.
In addition to earning money to help pay for your college expenses, a work study position gives you the opportunity to explore different career interests, gain practical experience in your field of study and possibly open the door for future permanent employment.
Studies have shown that students who work part-time actually do better in school than students who do not work. You have the option to accept or reject your work study award. Declining work study has no negative impact on your financial aid eligibility. However, work study cannot be replaced by grant money.