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 eligi...
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1:14 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. To qualify for repayment assistance in any quarter and year after graduation, you must b...
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1:15 PM
Does volunteer service count towards work hours?
No. Employment, for purposes of qualifying to receive assistance under this program, must pay at least the federal minimum wage.
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1:15 PM
Do I still get credit for hours worked when I take vacation time?
Paid time off (e.g., vacation) hours are included in the eligibility calculation for time worked.
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1:17 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
Is my LRAP assistance included in my income, when comparing that amount against my income thresholds?
No. We do not include your LRAP assistance when calculating your income or assistance relative to your income thresholds. You will, however, need to report ...
Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1:18 PM