Work-Study / Non-Work Study

What is Work-Study?

Work-Study is a federal program that allows on-campus and select off-campus employers to hire students at a reduced cost. The program pays half of the student's wages through financial aid and the rest is paid by the employer.

Students who receive the Work-Study option are awarded a set dollar amount which their wages for the academic year may not exceed. Only students who qualify for Work-Study may apply for Work-Study positions.

Non-Work Study refers to jobs that students do not need to qualify for based on the FAFSA.

These positions are not federally funded and are paid directly from the budget of the department you are working for. 

You can explore Work-Study and Non-Work Study opportunities through our Employee Request (ER) system.


How do I know if I qualify for Work-Study?

Check if a Work-Study option is listed on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) award. Visit the FAFSA website and click on "My Aid Award" to view the maximum amount of money you may earn for the academic year. You may also contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to learn more about applying and qualifying for Work-Study.


Am I guaranteed a job if I qualify for Work-Study?

No, there is a no job placement guarantee for Work-Study students. The Work-Study option allows students the opportunity to apply for Work-Study jobs.


What are the benefits of working on campus?

Some of the benefits of working on campus include:

  • Convenient work location
  • Flexible work schedules to accommodate students' class schedules and study needs

Where can I find more information about Work-Study?

Visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website or in person at the 205 Hahn Student Services Building.