What is work-study? UCSD receives money from the government for work-study. The Financial Aid Office awards work-study to eligible students as part of their financial aid package. Work-study allows students to earn money for personal and education expenses which they do not have to pay back. This money is not applied to students’ UCSD accounts and it is not a loan, so there is no penalty for not using it. A work-study job is the same as a “regular” job in that a student works and receives a paycheck for that work. The only difference is that the federal government subsidizes a portion of the wages and the employing department pays the matching amount.

How do I use my work-study? From MyTritonLink, take a copy of your award information to the job interview. If you already work on-campus, notify the timekeeper that you would like to use your award. Most campus departments and some off-campus agencies employ students with work-study.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2016 Issue of the Triton Worker. 

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