Q: What is the Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP)

A: LAEP provides funds to offer eligible students opportunities to earn money to help pay their educational costs while gaining career-related experience in their fields of study.


Q: What is an "underrepresented" student? 

A: For the purpose of determining LAEP eligibility, “underrepresented” students include first generation college students, low-income students, students who are current or former foster youth, homeless students or those at risk of becoming homeless, students with disabilities, displaced workers, students with dependent children, formerly incarcerated students, undocumented students, students meeting the requirements of Assembly Bill 540 of the 2001–2002 Regular Session of the Legislature, and students who are veterans.


Q: Can students also receive academic credits/units for any research work performed as a part of a LAEP position?

A: Students cannot count their research work for multiple programs/opportunities. Using the same work for academic credit and a paid position is not allowed.


Q: Can students hold more than one LAEP/Federal Work-Study job?

A: No, you may hold only one work-study job, either under LAEP or Federal Work-Study, at a time. You may work at another campus employment position but not under work- study.


Q: Can graduate students participate in LAEP? 

A: No, the program is only open to students pursuing an initial undergraduate degree.


Q: Can students who completed the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) participate in LAEP? 

A: Yes. Students must be eligible to work in the U.S. to participate.


Q: Where can I learn more about LAEP? 

A: You can learn more about the program and funding development on the official LAEP website

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