Work-study awards are made to all eligible students and provide an opportunity to earn part of the funds needed to attend school. There are two sources of work-study funding: State and Federal. You apply and then interview with the potential employer on campus, and confirm your award amount meets the needs of the employer.
Submit a Support Request to see your eligibility for a work-study award.
You are not required to accept a work-study award and seek employment. A work-study award is not a guarantee of employment.
A student who accepts a work-study award will need to contact the Career Action Center to find a list of departments which are hiring work-study students.
Students who obtain work-study employment:
- Must maintain enrollment of 6 or more credits each quarter.
- May work up to 19 hours per week during the quarter.
- May work full time during breaks between quarters, depending on the needs of the department.
- May have only one work-study job per quarter.
- May earn up to the amount of their award. Actual earnings may be less than the amount of their work-study award. Funds that are not earned will not be given to them at a later time.
- Most work-study students are paid twice a month.
Note to students receiving TANF or other Title IV benefit: State work-study earnings may affect the level of Title IV benefits that you receive.