Work Study is a program pays for part-time employment for students to help pay for higher education. The program is federally funded and need-based. It's a way to help you earn the money you need to meet your costs.
How do I apply for a work-study job?
First, fill out the FAFSA. If you're approved, and you're interested in working on or off campus in a Work Study position, visit the Office of Human Resources offices to complete the application process.
Where can I look at open work-study positions?
You can view the positions available to currently enrolled students on the Office of Human Resources page.
Can international students participate in work-study?
No, international students may not accept federally subsidized work-study positions, but international students are encouraged to explore part-time employment on campus.
How much can I work?
Work-study jobs generally pay minimum wage and are limited to 20 hours or less per week. If you accept an on-campus job, you will be paid for the actual hours worked in each pay period.
I'm approved for work-study. Do I have a job?
The amount of work-study awarded represents eligibility for working on campus and neither commits you to a job nor guarantees you a job on campus. But you do receive priority to find and accept a job on campus.
How do work-study payments work?
You'll be paid for your work, much like a normal job – the work-study you have been awarded is not a direct payment to your student account and does not reduce the amount you may owe the university. Depending on the job you select, you may or may not earn the eligibility amount on your award offer.