The Graduate Work Study Program at Western is funded through tuition set-aside funds and administered through the Office of the Registrar. There are a limited number of spaces available in this program in each term and graduate students must apply and be approved for Work Study in each term. Applications are assessed in a similar fashion to that of the Undergraduate program; however, decisions are based on the highest demonstrated financial need among the pool of applicants. Approval in one term does not guarantee approval in future terms and any unused hours in one term cannot be carried over to a future term. Graduate terms run from September-December, January- April and May-August.