Work-Study earn money for college while in school

You can contribute to your educational expenses through student employment on campus or in a community service role. There are two employment programs: Federal Work-Study for those with financial need and the college work program, which does not require proof of financial need.

The Financial Aid Office awards Federal Work-Study to students who have a need determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible, a student must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien.

  • Acceptance of Federal Work-Study on My Awards does not guarantee that a student will be placed in a Federal Work-Study position.
  • Students must apply for available positions, which are limited.
  • Students must be enrolled and attending at least part time. Students who withdraw from all classes are no longer eligible for student employment.
  • A student must show evidence of academic progress and of the ability to maintain satisfactory standing in a course of study while employed.

Students typically work 20 hours per week in a Work-Study position and earn at least the current federal minimum wage. Work-Study funds are paid directly to the student at least one month after completed the scheduled hours for that pay period. 

College work program

Students not eligible for Federal Work-Study may apply for the college work program, an institutionally funded program. Students wishing to participate do not have to prove financial need.

  • Students must be enrolled and attending at least part time. Students who withdraw from all classes are no longer eligible for student employment.
  • A student must show evidence of academic progress and of the ability to maintain satisfactory standing in a course of study while employed.

School jobs for students

School jobs for students include on-campus opportunities and off-campus community service employers.

Student employment openings are listed by location.

 
 
 

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