What is work-study?
Work-study employment is a type of financial aid that a student earns in the form of a paycheck. The program is either federally funded or state funded. The funds are intended to help offset educational expenses. Wages are earned by working on campus or at an approved off-campus site.
Who can be a work-study employee?
Students are considered for work-study employment based on financial need. A completed FAFSA or WASFA application is required prior to April 1st. Eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office in Room A208. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 financial aid eligible credits and have at least a 2.0 quarterly and cumulative GPA.
How do I receive the money?
Unlike many forms of financial aid, the money goes directly to the student instead of the institution. Funds are received in the form of a semi-monthly paycheck. All paychecks are based on a standard hourly wage and the number of hours worked for each pay period.
How much will I get paid?
All federal and state work study employees receive a standard hourly rate. Appropriate taxes will be deducted from your paycheck.
When can I begin working?
Upon completion of your work-study orientation, you may begin working.
How many hours can I work?
Generally, work-study employees are hired to work a maximum of 15 hours per week.
Please note that participation in work-study could reduce future loan requests.
For more details about the Work-Study Program, please read the Work-Study Handbook.
For more information, contact:
Financial Aid Office Room A208