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Work-Study Waitlist

Not all eligible students receive a work-study award automatically. Read on for information about the work-study waitlist.

  • The work-study waitlist is comprised of students who have expressed interest in work-study, located a potential work-study employer, and for whom that employer has submitted an Employer Request for Student Work-Study Form to the Office of Student Employment.
  • We review available funding after each biweekly pay period. If the amount of work-study that students have already earned is less than our projection, we will likely award work-study to students on the waitlist.
  • Every two weeks, we will award as many students as possible with work-study funds that have become available. Priority is given to students who had work-study last year or this past summer until October 1. All students on the waitlist will be considered after October 1.
  • A student's position on the work-study waitlist is determined by multiple factors, including the student's financial need.
  • There is no guarantee that students on the waitlist will be awarded work-study.
  • Students should be clear about whether or not they have been awarded work-study when speaking with prospective employers. Employers are free to hire students as hourly student employees if they choose.
  • It may be necessary for a student to reduce other types of financial aid (such as loans) to "make room" for work-study in the total financial aid award. If aid adjustments are necessary at the time we are prepared to award work-study to a student, we will contact the student before making any adjustments.