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Work-Study Awards & Eligibility

Here is some useful information to help you understand how Work-Study is awarded.

  • Students begin receiving official financial aid award letters as early as April. Apply early as Work-Study is awarded on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Incoming freshmen and transfer students who apply early and demonstrate significant financial need are awarded Work-Study automatically.
  • Students who have earned Work-Study previously are automatically awarded if they apply early and still qualify based on financial need.
  • Award amounts are determined by available funding and previous earnings.
  • Work-Study funds are NEVER applied automatically to a student's bill. They are used to pay the student directly for hours worked at a Work-Study job.
  • Work-Study does not indicate the opportunity to "study while you work". Students are only paid for hours that they work and must request permission from a supervisor to conduct any personal activity on the job.
  • The Student Employment Office maintains a Work-Study waitlist for eligible students who don't receive an award automatically.
  • View important work-study dates and deadlines.