Federal and State work-study provides jobs for students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to a student's course of study.
Work-study is generally awarded at 12 hours per week. Students are paid twice a month at a minimum salary of $7.25 per hour.
Students who are interested in applying for work-study should complete their financial aid application (FAFSA) and submit any/all follow up documentation before the May 1 priority deadline each year.
When completing the FAFSA, students need to indicate that they are interested in work-study. If awarded work-study, students must attend one of the required orientation sessions offered during the summer.
Due to the limitation of funds and availability of positions, we cannot guarantee that all interested applicants will receive a work-study award, interview and/or an offer of employment.
Students who are offered positions are subject to a background check and must be cleared prior to beginning their employment.
Check this site for vacant work-study positions(PDF will open in new window).If you are awarded work-study and you find a position that interests you, contact your campus work-study coordinator to discuss scheduling an interview with the hiring department.
Each campus will have three orientation sessions (PDF will open in new window) and students are required to attend one of these meetings.
Updated January 28, 2014