The term student effort (or self-help) is used to describe the combination of the following:

While the University works to maintain the lowest possible level of student effort, students should anticipate annual increases. Student effort expectations are set annually. The estimated level of Student effort for the 2014-2015 academic year are detailed below.

Estimated 2014 Academic Year and Summer Earnings Levels

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Class Work-Study Summer
Freshman $2,750 $2,600
Sophomore $2,750 $3,050
Junior $2,750 $3,050
Senior $2,750 $3,050