Work-Study FAQs

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 maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

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 19 hours per week.

Additional Information

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:
Jamie Huey
Financial Aid Office Room A208