Federal work study jobs are intended to help students earn money to pay for college or career education while currently attending a post-secondary school. Students who demonstrate financial need may obtain a part-time work-study position on or off-campus while enrolled in school. The amount of money you can earn depends on your level of financial need, and your earnings will be added to your total allowable financial aid.
Work Study Requirements
- Must be an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student
- Must be enrolled at least part-time
- Must demonstrate financial need
- Must be able to work at least part-time
Available jobs will be outlined by your school’s financial aid office. The number of hours you will be allowed to work will be determined by your financial need, the amount of aid awarded to you, and by your course load and academic achievement.
Work-study funds will be paid by paycheck, usually at an hourly wage, and will be paid out at least once a month. The school will pay you directly unless you request that your payments be sent to a bank account or directly to a school account for educational charges that you have already incurred.