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Work-Study is need-based financial aid. In order to determine eligibility for work-study, students must first submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get a quick overview of the program with our work-study video.

Work-Study Awards & Eligibility

CU-Boulder receives a limited amount of work-study funding from federal and state sources each year. Not all eligible students receive a work-study award.
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Work-Study Waitlist

The Student Employment Office maintains a waitlist of eligible students who did not receive a work-study award, but who are interested in obtaining a work-study job.
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Work-Study Earnings

Work-Study funds do not apply directly to a student's tuition bill. A work-study award indicates the gross amount a student is eligible to earn during a given term at a work-study job.
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Summer Work-Study

The CU application for summer financial aid, including work-study, will be available in MyCUInfo in early March. You will need to be either enrolled in Summer 2015 or in both Spring 2015 and the following Fall 2015 by the start of summer semester to be eligible. In addition, be sure to complete the current 2014-15 FAFSA and the 2015-16 FAFSA, because you must demonstrate financial need to begin earning your summer work-study award. If you have questions, get in touch with Student Employment for more information.
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