Work-study allows students to earn part of their financial aid through employment on campus and in community service agencies. Work-study awards are not grants or scholarships automatically applied towards one’s tuition bill, nor is the amount of the award guaranteed. An award simply authorizes a student to participate in the program and sets a limit as to the amount of income a student can earn during the academic year.
Types of Work-Study
- Federal Work-Study Program
- Based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
- Students may work on campus or in the local community.
- Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Must be paid at least minimum wage and at least once a month
- Funded through federal and institutional resources.
- Institutional Work-Study Program
- Funded through institutional resources only.
- Limited to areas requiring special needs and/or skills.
- Student receives an hourly rate of pay for the number of hours worked.
For additional details about work-study requirements and procedures, see Aid Terms and Conditions.