Employment and Income

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Do I have to choose a job in my major field of study or in a specific career path?
No. You are welcome to work in any field or career path you choose.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:17 PM
Can I work more than 1 job to meet my hours requirement?
Yes. You are welcome to work as many jobs as you choose.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:18 PM
Can I be self-employed?
Generally, no. While there may be some exceptions, most self-employed individuals (including independent contractors, as specified by the IRS) are not elig...
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:18 PM
Can I work for family?
No. Individuals working for family, or a family-controlled business, are not eligible for LRAP assistance.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:19 PM
What if I lose my job? How will my assistance eligibility change?
You are not eligible for assistance during periods of unemployment, however you will likely qualify for deferment or forbearance during that time. To qualif...
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:21 PM
Does volunteer service count towards work hours?
No. To qualify as eligible employment, you need to be paid at least the federal minimum wage.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:22 PM
How do I take vacation time and still qualify for assistance?
For salaried positions, paid vacation hours are included in the eligibility calculation as time worked.  For graduates working in hourly and non-salaried po...
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:29 PM
Do job benefits (e.g., health care, housing) count as income?
Any substantial non-taxed income (e.g. housing allowance, living stipend, etc.) is included as part of your total income for purposes of calculating repayme...
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Are tax refunds or LRAP assistance included in my income, when calculating assistance?
No. We do not include tax refunds, nor your LRAP assistance, when calculating your income or assistance relative to your income thresholds.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 2:30 PM