Now that the dust has settled on the 2018-2019 admissions season, we’re looking at the changes we’re seeing in college admissions that will likely impact the upcoming year. We’ll also explore the differences between federal work study and student employment, and discuss what subject tests are, how to decide which ones to take, and who actually needs to take them.
Why a Work-Study Program is Worth It
This is the fourth in a series of posts that college finance expert, Laurie Peltier, is writing about her own experience going through the college application and enrollment processes with her kids. Her previous posts focused on how to stay organized during the college search and final decision-making processes, and getting to know your school. Here, she discusses the benefits of the Federal Work Study program.
To say I am a fan of work-study is an understatement. My work-study job in college helped me stay afloat financially and introduced me to the inner workings of the college. As a financial aid professional, the work-study students did the work that the rest of us didn’t have time to – stuffing envelopes, filing, answering phones, refilling the coffee. One of my work-study students went on to become a financial aid professional herself! Now that my children are in college I think I love it even more, because now I don’t have to send them spending money!