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"U.S. News and World Report" featured Pace University's Director of Financial Aid Mark Stephens in "10 Facts to Know About the Federal Work-Study Program"

08/02/2018

"U.S. News and World Report" featured Pace University's Director of Financial Aid Mark Stephens in "10 Facts to Know About the Federal Work-Study Program"

Funds aren’t applied to your tuition bill.

While work-study often appears in a financial aid letter, these funds are earned in the form of a paycheck. College financial aid directors say funds earned through work-study are best used to help students with educations expenses like books, transportation or living costs. “Most colleges make it clear that [Federal work-study] funds are not applicable to tuition, as students are paid weekly [or] biweekly for the actual hours they have worked. And tuition expenses are typically due prior to the start of the semester,” says Mark Stephens, director of financial aid at Pace University in New York.

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