FAFSA Work Study Deadline

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Federal work-study positions can be very beneficial, as they provide money as well as experience. This article will help ensure you don't miss any deadlines when it comes to securing work-study.

When Should I Apply for FAFSA Work Study?

Students indicate that they're interested in work-study when they're filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal deadline for completing the FAFSA is June 30, 2016. However, different states and institutions have much earlier FAFSA deadlines; check your school's deadline to make sure you don't miss it. offers an engaging video lesson that details the steps to obtaining work-study.

What Comes Next?

Once you know you're eligible for work-study, explore what your options are at your school. With so many departments at colleges and universities, you'll likely have a wide array of work-study jobs you can apply for. You can also check out the video on understanding your work-study options.

What Happens If I Can't Get Work Study?

If you don't qualify for federal work-study, don't panic. There are plenty of other options available for financial aid. has lessons on scholarships as well:

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