Federal Work Study

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Federal Work-Study is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. The award ranges from $250 to $2,000 per year to help meet their costs of post secondary education. Work Study is a federally-subsidized program in which wage costs are shared by the federal government and the university.

Work Study positions are hourly-wage jobs in which a student works for an employer according to a mutually agreed-upon schedule and is paid on a bi-weekly basis for the hours worked.

How to find a job

Students participating in the work study program find positions available on campus with which they have interest in. Students are not assigned a position. This allows student to pursue areas of interest to them. Here is a link to further assist you in finding and applying for work study jobsOpens in new window (.

Available jobs

A list of jobs will be postedOpens in new window before classes begin each fall. Typically most jobs are filled within the first two weeks of class. At this point the list is taken down. After the job fair and the first two weeks of class, students who are interested in finding a job should network with classmates who are working and contact departments to let them know of their interest.  If a department is having trouble filling a position, emails are sent to students notifying them of the opening and how to apply.


List of applicable documents

Once a job is found you will need original ID'sOpens in new window to establish both identity and employment authorization.

Additional Work Study information

There are many different jobs available through the Work Study Program ranging from information technology to athletics, from admission to campus operations. There are many different Work Study categories from which to choose, varying in the areas of interest, degree of difficulty, and wage rate. With a variety of positions available, it is hoped that students will find jobs which are both interesting and related to their career goals.