What is the difference between a co-op and an internship?


Cooperative Educaction (co-op) are full time paid positions in their field of study. The student works for the employer during the semester and is discouraged from taking any other classes.  While on the co-op, students retain their status as a full time student and can utilize select KSU services. Full time status allows them to maintain benefits such as: medical insurance, student loan deferment and income earned is not included on FAFSA.

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Internships can be paid or unpaid. Students typically are enrolled in classes and complete the internship on a part time basis. Income earned is included on FAFSA.

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