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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.