A federal work-study award is offered to students with financial need who may contribute toward their educational expenses by working part time. Work-study funds are very limited and not all eligible applicants will receive an award.
Complete the work-study request form to let us know you want to be considered for an award. We will review your eligibility and available funding.
Note: If you do not accept an award within 30 days of it being offered, you may lose the award.
To be eligible for work-study, you must:
- file an annual FAFSA
- qualify for federal student aid
- demonstrate financial need
- enroll on at least a half-time basis (six to 11 credits at the undergraduate level; four credits at the graduate level)
Finding a position
Students who receive a work-study award can visit Career Services to review job listings. Assistance is provided in matching student interests to jobs.
- You may work up to 20 hours per week when classes are in session.
- Your supervisor must submit a new-hire form to the Career Services Office.
- You may declare a semester an “off-semester,” during which you may work up to 40 hours per week, provided you enroll on a half-time basis in the coming semester.
- Allow three to five weeks from the date you are hired to receive your first paycheck.
Note: A work-study award is not an employment guarantee. Carefully read the Student Guide to On-Campus Employment for information and instructions concerning the work-study employment process.