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Financial Aid

Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study Program

This federally funded financial aid program enables students to earn money toward college expenses by working on campus, in the government, or in selected nonprofit agencies serving the community. Students may work up to twenty hours a week while classes are in session and receive a monthly paycheck (based on an hourly wage) that they can use for educational expenses.


In order for students to be considered for the Federal Work-Study Program, the office must receive an official FAFSA from the federal processor prior to the UALR priority deadline of March 1. This program is awarded based on a pre-established level of student financial need determined by the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Updated 5.7.2012