Federal Work-Study

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What is Federal Work-Study?

Employment opportunities on campus are offered through the Federal Work-Study Program.  Off campus employment with local nonprofit, governmental, and community-based organizations is available using Federal Work-Study Community Service funds.

Who is Eligible for Federal Work-Study?

Eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and exhibit financial need to be evaluated for this program. An award reflects the maximum amount that a student may earn. If a student is eligible and indicates interest on the FAFSA for the Work-Study Program, an application will be sent with the Financial Aid Award Letter. The actual amount of earnings will depend on the number of hours worked and rate of pay. A student must be enrolled at least half time (6 credits required for the students program of study) and maintain satisfactory academic progress standards to work. A Work-Study Application is sent to the student with their award letter and/or can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office, must also be completed and on file. A Work-Study award is not a guarantee of employment, but early applicants have the best chance of being offered a position.


What are the Benefits of Working on Campus?

The purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program is to give a student an opportunity to develop skills, gain on-the-job experience for future employment, work around class schedule, and help finance their college education.

How Do I Apply?

Students can apply for federal work-study positions through the Financial Aid Office. Eligible students receive an application with their award letter. Students who are unsure of their eligibility should contact the Financial Aid Office.