Work Study Law and Legal Definition
Work Study is a federal aid program that provides funds for student jobs on campus. The program allows a student to work on-campus or with approved off-campus employers to earn money to pay for college expenses. The program encourages community service and work related to the recipient's course of study. Federal Work-study is funded by a federal grant to the school. Students work part-time on campus and earn money for meeting their tuition costs.
Usually students work ten to fifteen hours per week. The working hour should not exceed twenty hours per week. Students usually work for their school. When students work off-campus, the employer will usually be a private non-profit organization or a public agency. The work performed under the Work Study program must be in the public interest.