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Combining work and study can be an option for funding education. Student employment, you will work a specific number of hours per week and be paid bi-weekly. Ideally your employment will be in an area related to your course of study.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient's course of study. Students are paid, A student MUST be enrolled at least half-time during fall and/or spring semesters to use FWS.  Students considered half-time are enrolled 6 or more credit hours. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to become eligible for work-study. Participants must demonstrate financial need and those who file the FAFSA early often have a better shot at qualifying. Schools may award aid on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Contact: Ivy Tech Community College Financial Aid Office

EARN Indiana Work Study

Description: You may be eligible for EARN (Employment Aid Readiness Network) Indiana, the state's work-study program. Students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships, while employers receive state matching funds—50% of the student's hourly rate—for hiring these students. EARN Indiana has partnered with Indiana INTERNnet to better match students and employers, and to assist employers in finding the perfect fit for their team
Eligibility: Indiana resident, enrolled full-time at an eligible Indiana college or university as a dependent or independent student with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of no more than $24,570*, enrolled part-time at an eligible Indiana college or university as an independent student with an Expected Family Contribution of no more than $2,000*, Not have a bachelor's degree prior to the term in which the student plans to work
Application: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and complete an application through Indiana INTERNnet for the internship of your choosing
Contact: Ivy Tech Community College Financial Aid Office

*Dependency status and EFC are based on the student’s 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 

 

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