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MCC Staff and VA Work Study Students

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The encourages community service work and work related to the student's course of study.

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Here's a quick overview:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • Its available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • Its available to full-time or part-time students.

Check your Financial Aid Award package to find out if you received a Federal Work Study Award. It will be listed as part of your aid package. You must Accept, Decline, or Modify any Federal Work-Study award prior to applying for employment.

If you have received a work-study award, you may search and apply for positions through the Career Development Services (CDS). However, positions are not always listed on the CDS website, so be sure to ask about opportunities within individual departments.

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Learn and Earn Advantage Program (LEAP) is an on-campus work program that allows eligble undergraduate students employment opportunities. The student chooses to work in one of four categories (Support Services, Academic Assistant, Event Assistant, and Office Assistant) and the LEAP Coordinator works to place the student in that job based on availability of positions.

Career Development Services


Check your Financial Aid Award package to find out if you received a LEAP Award. It will be listed as part of your aid package. You must Accept, Decline, or Modify any LEAP award prior to applying for employment.

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If you're a full-time or 3/4-time student, you can "earn while you learn" with a VA work-study allowance. Vist ODU's VA Work-Study for more information.

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