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Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

  • Federal Work Study is a need-based fund awarded to the student. Not all students are eligible for this program.
  • Both tax withholding forms and work authorization forms must be completed BEFORE beginning any campus job.
  • If an eligible student does not work, they will earn $0 from the federal work study program.


The Office of Student Financial Aid will determine eligibility. If Federal Work Study is listed in the student’s financial aid package, they are not guaranteed a job. Students can also work on campus if they are not awarded Federal Work Study. First year students can earn up to $1800 and upperclassmen can earn up to $2500.

Students are responsible for securing employment on campus. They may look on the “Student Job Book” on iRaider (the University’s portal) or by inquiring in person about potential openings in various departments on campus. Monthly earnings (minimum wage rate) go directly to the student and can be used as payment toward the student account or used as spending money while at school.