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- Dean of School of Communications Mark Contreras resigns
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- Quinnipiac men’s basketball splits opening MAAC weekend after loss to Rider
- Runnin’ the Point: New Year’s resolutions for Quinnipiac men’s basketball
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- Pecknold gets 500th win as Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey cruise past Colgate
- Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey captain Melissa Samoskevich drafted No. 2 in NWHL Draft
- The gift of education
As year ends, work-study max amount looms
Sophomore Kasey Quinlan has two work-study jobs, in admissions and QU101’s peer catalyst program. Like many students, as her maximum amount of work study money nears, her hours were cut.
“It stinks a lot, but I understand it’s not admission’s fault,” said Quinlan, a nursing major.
Freshmen can earn a maximum of $2,000 a year through the federal work-study program, Senior Director of Financial Aid Dominic Yoia said. Upperclassmen can earn $2,200.
“Students usually hit their limits this time of year,” Yoia said.
Students can work the whole year if they work an average of eight to 10 hours a week. But those that work extra hours early in the year have to cut back hours as the spring semester comes to an end.
“Work-study has not been cut,” Yoia clarified. “If they (students) work too many hours in the fall they can’t exceed it in the spring.”
Last year, 1,058 students worked on campus as work-study employees, Yoia said.
“You take work-study for granted,” Quinlan said. “All of a sudden it’s just gone and you realize how much you depend on it.”