Work-study is based on financial need as determined by FAFSA. Funds are awarded as part of your financial aid package. You’ll need to meet the following criteria to be considered for work-study:
- Enroll at least half-time (minimum of 6 credits for undergraduates or 5 credits for graduates).
- Submit the FAFSA and have demonstrated financial need
- Maintain Title IV Eligibility
- For initial awards (offered in April and May for the following fall semester), you must also:
- Answer “Yes” to the FAFSA Question: “Are you interested in being considered for work-study?”
- Submit the FAFSA by the February 15 priority date.
- After initial awards are offered, we will make offers from our waiting list. Requests are processed in date order of submission.
Note: Work-study funding is limited. Meeting the above criteria does not guarantee an award.
Rules and Limitations
- Work-study funding is only available if you have received a work-study award.
- Work-study jobs are limited to no more than 20 hours per week.
- Important Note: University policy allows all student employees to work up to 29 hours per week (or 40 hours during school breaks). All additional hours worked above the 20 hour work-study limit must be paid from departmental funds. This will require the student to be hired in an additional job assignment, as a regular student employee, to submit any extra hours.
- You cannot work during regularly scheduled class hours you are enrolled in.
- Your work-study assignment will end, and work must stop for your work-study job assignment, in any of the following scenarios:
- You earn your full award amount within the aid year.
- On the last day of classes of any term, for students who are graduating and/or are not attending at least half-time during the following term.
- You no longer meet federal eligibility, including:
- Your enrollment drops below half-time.
- You are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- You receive another award that reduces your Cost of Attendance (COA), causing your financial need to drop and lower your award amount or cancel it altogether.