The work-study program is a federal, state, and school-funded need-based program. To be eligible for work-study, students must fill out their FAFSA application for the current school year, be awarded financial aid, have work-study eligibility, and be enrolled in a financial aid eligible program.

Students work between 10-19 hours per week depending on department needs, approval, and funding. Work-study students are paid $13.00 per hour.

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Work-Study Details

What Is Work-Study?

The work-study program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need. Work-Study funding allows students to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.

How to Apply for Work-Study?

  1. Complete the FAFSA application by answering "yes" to the following question on the FAFSA. (Are you interested in being considered for work-study?)
  2. Be in a financial aid eligible program to apply for a work-study position.
  3. View your financial aid awards in Self-Service.
  4. Accept the work-study award in Self-Service.
  5. Review job postings. [See Current Openings Above] 
  6. Request an application to apply for a work-study position(s). Email the Financial Aid Work-Study Advisor.
The Application Process
  1. An email will be sent with an application link and sample resume. 
  2. Complete all questions and forms. Submit your resume and application promptly. 
  3. The Financial Aid Work-Study advisor will forward the application to the department(s) requested. 
  4. The department will contact the student, conduct the interviews, and hire the student.

What Is Expected of a Work-Study Participant?

Responsibilities of a Work-Study Student

  1. After a student is hired, paperwork will be completed with Human Resources, Building 5, Room 524. 
  2. Training is a necessary process for all work-study students annually. Students will be paid for this training. HR will provide access to this training.
  3. Students will keep track of hours worked and are responsible for reporting them on their employee portal. Timesheets will be submitted, signed, and approved on the 15th and last day of the month by 12:00 p.m. 
  4. Students who withdraw or stop attending will be terminated from their work-study position.
  5. Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (from the Overview section).
  6. Work-study students are not allowed to work unsupervised.
  7. Appropriate dress will be required for the specific job and duties. The supervisor will determine the dress code.
  8. Professionalism is expected in all work-study positions.
  9. Notification to the supervisor is expected for any time difference from the agreed-upon schedule, including calling in sick or time-off requests.
  10. Work-study positions can end at any time for any reason. Students will be notified as early as possible if work-study positions will be ending due to funding limitations.
  11. The student’s work schedule will be determined by the supervisor and the student in order to meet the department’s needs and the student's class schedule.
College Vacations/Breaks

Students are not required to work during college vacations or breaks. The Financial Aid Office will notify students and supervisors if funding is available. Students may choose to work during college vacations or breaks, but this must be approved by the supervisor.

Financial Aid | Work-Study Advisor

Kelli Catale

Building #3, Room 311E

208.535.5616 or 208.535.3000 ext. 7