What is a Work-Study Job?
There are a number of financial aid programs designed to help students finance their college educations, including grants, student loans and scholarships. Much of this financial aid, however, goes directly to the institution to cover the cost of tuition, books and boarding. Some students who seek part-time employment while in school can also apply for a work-study job to help make ends meet. A work-study job is generally funded through either federal or institutional programs, and is considered part of a student’s overall financial aid package. A work-study job is usually assigned through an institutional department connected with financial aid. Various job openings in different areas of the campus are matched with students eligible for the program. A student may receive a work-study job based on his or her career interests, such as a culinary arts major working for the campus cafeteria, but not all work assignments are so career-oriented. Some work-study assignments may be routine cle
Work-study is a form of need-based federal financial aid. The program provides students with part-time employment opportunities in a variety of on- and off-campus jobs, with awards (maximum earnings) that range from $1,500-$1,800. For a full explanation of receiving work-study as part of your financial aid package, visit Work-Study.
The Federal Work-study program provides jobs to eligible students. You have the opportunity to earn money toward funding your education as well as gain valuable work experience. Most jobs are on-campus and offer more flexibility than a traditional part-time job in that your class is considered when setting up your work schedule. In most cases, your hours can be worked in hour increments between your classes and no night and/or weekends are required. • How do I apply for a work-study job? Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and answer “yes” to the question “Are you interested in Work-study”. If you already submitted your FAFSA and said “no to this question, you may stop in the Financial Aid Office and express your interest in the program. We will review your eligibility for the program. • How much will I get per hour with a work-study job? $8.00 • What kind of work is available for a work-study job? Contact the Administrative Assistant at your campus. • How wil