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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.


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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