SRU named a top college for federal work-study financial aid


Sept. 1, 2017

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has been named a "Top College for Federal Work-Study Financial Aid" by the Student Loan Report, an online resource that "aims to cover all student loan news around the world."

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To determine rankings, SLR used licensed data from Peterson's Financial Aid dataset, an online provider for personalized higher education resources and guidance, to collect relevant statistics pertaining to the 2015-2016 academic year. A minimum of 200 federal work-study jobs was required for a college or university to be admitted to the ranking list.

According to SLR, the total overall compensation was found by multiplying the weighted average federal work-study aid by the total number of jobs.

Of the 400 public schools listed in the final report, SRU ranked 123 with an average of 554 federal work-study jobs offered on campus for an average compensation of $1,572 per student worker.

The federal work-study program is a government-funded program that compensates

students for part-time work at a university, college or other educational institution. To qualify for federal work-study, student must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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