More Work-Study Opportunites Could be Coming to Ole Miss

President Barack Obama has proposed a $150 million increase for Federal Work-Study Programs for colleges throughout America. The new proposal could bring many new work-study opportunities for students at the University of Mississippi.

The JD Williams Library at the University of Mississippi is one of the many places students can participate in work-study.

While working in the library, students can also study and catch up on assignments.

Tyler Brown, a work-study participant at the university, appreciates the benefits of work-study.  “More so than most jobs, it allows you to get school work done” said Brown.

Unlike many jobs, students also find scheduling work hours around their classes easier with work-study.

“It’s not like you have to miss class or a test to go to work,” said Portia Woodard, a three-year participant in work-study.

Part-time employment hours for students who participate in work-study are 10 to 15 hours per week.  Work-study jobs are provided in campus departments and at approved off-campus locations for the Family Literacy Project.

Family Literacy project tutors are paid $8.50 per hour and undergraduate students employed at on campus jobs are paid $7.40 per hour.

Students who demonstrate financial need can participate in work-study.  To apply for the work-study program, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA determines if students are eligible to participate in the program.

For more information on work-study at Ole Miss click here.

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~ by argarner on March 6, 2012.

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