The Federal Work-Study Program is a need-based employment assistance program. It provides employment opportunities for students that qualify. These opportunities are on campus, as well as in local community service organizations. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this need-based award. If the student qualifies for Federal Work-Study assistance, the student will receive an award letter from the Financial Aid Office indicating the maximum amount of wages the student is able to earn. Students will need to complete the Work Study Application provided by the Financial Aid Office. Students are paid bi-weekly by check for hours worked. Students do have the option to set up payroll direct deposit. Students generally use earned wages to help defray personal educational expenses. All student employment is subject to job availability. Work study is administered through the Financial Aid Office.
The Financial Aid Office:
- Provides a central location for all activities related to student employment.
- Provides an orderly process through which students are hired on campus.
- Students cannot begin working without first completing paperwork with the Career Services Office.
- Provides an orderly process through which students learn about jobs available on and off campus.
For additional information about the Federal Work Study program, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov.