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Work-Study & Student Employment

Students are encouraged to find jobs whose wages can cover indirect expenses that occur each term such as textbooks and laundry.

Work-Study

Financial aid usually includes federally subsidized employment eligibility called Work-Study. Dartmouth students typically work 10-12 hours per week. The money earned is yours to use for out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel, books, and personal care items. Work-study funds do not reduce your bill with the college.

Many faculty members have Work-Study research positions available in their labs. The Work-Study Program also encourages community service and there are paid employment service opportunities through Dartmouth and with local organizations.

Student Employment & Other Options

Some students find jobs that are not part of the Work-Study payroll. Other students prefer to cover out-of-pocket expenses by taking additional loans instead of working during academic terms. This part of your financial aid is completely up to you.

A part-time job can be a great experience even if you are not eligible for Work-Study positions.

Visit the Student Employment Office website for more information.

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