The work-study program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study. Only FAFSA-eligible students can be considered for and benefit from this type of financial aid program.
Students are considered for the Federal Work-Study Program when they submit the FAFSA. Funds are limited, so students should submit their applications early. Decisions are based on three considerations:
- The date FAFSA was submitted
- The student’s level of financial need
- The school's funding level
Work-study jobs may relate to a student's course of study or involve community service. Jobs may be on- or off-campus.
Both part-time and full-time students may be eligible for work-study jobs. Students earn at least federal minimum wage.
Learn more about the Federal Work-Study Program