Federal Work-Study Program helps you pay for your college education by providing you with a part-time job that is community-service-based or related to your educational studies. If you are an undergraduate student with a financial need, this program may be the right option for you.
The Federal Work-Study Program offers both on-campus and off-campus jobs. Off-campus jobs are rare to find and are only available through approved nonprofits that have joined the program. On-campus jobs are available in a variety of departments and offices across campus. To find listings of work-study positions, visit Handshake or visit the work-study website.
All work-study jobs pay the federal minimum-wage level, though some jobs offer a higher rate. Your wage level will depend on when you apply and your financial need. There are limits on how much you can work per week and how much money you can earn per semester. Currently, you will be limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week. Your funds will be paid biweekly (every two weeks) and delivered to you directly via direct deposit. Prior to starting the position, you will set up your payments through the payroll department.