- The definition of work study is a program in place in many colleges that lets students hold part-time jobs while in school in order to subsidize the cost of education.
An example of work study is when a student works at the library for four hours a week while attending college.
work-study definition by Webster's New World
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of or relating to any of various programs, as at a university, which enable students to engage in part-time employment while continuing their studies
work-study definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of, relating to, or being an academic program that enables high-school or college students to gain work experience and make money while continuing their studies.