What happens if I don’t earn the full amount of my student employment award?

The terminology of “student employment (work study) award” can be a bit misleading. If you are “awarded” student employment in your financial aid package, this simply means that you have the ability to earn up to that amount by working on campus.  It is not an automatic amount deducted from your tuition/fees, but an amount that you can earn by working on campus in a student employment opportunity. There is no penalty for not earning the full amount of your student employment award.