What is Work-Study?
Work study is a need-based federal employment program that helps students pay for educational and personal expenses and also provides future job references and resume material.
The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility, and Work-Study positions are generally assigned at the beginning of each academic year. Work-Study awards usually range from $2,000-$2,500, and student employees may not earn more than the total work-study award listed on their financial aid award letter.
Schedules & Wages
The supervisor and the student will arrange a mutually acceptable working schedule that accommodates departmental needs and the student's academic and extracurricular commitments. Most students are scheduled for 9-12 hours per week.
Work-Study students are eligible to work during the official school term. They are not eligible to work before the term begins or after the term ends, but may work during official breaks in the Fall and Spring semesters.
The current pay rate is $7.25 per hour for Work-Study students. No student will be paid for hours not worked.
How to apply
To be considered for the Federal Work-Study Program, students should:
- File the FAFSA
- Indicate on the FAFSA that you are interested in Work-Study