Here is some useful information to help you understand how work-study is offered.


  • Incoming first-year students and transfer students who apply early, demonstrate significant financial need, and indicate interest in work-study on the FAFSA are automatically given it.
  • Work-study amounts are determined by available funding and previous earnings.
  • Students begin receiving financial aid offers as early as mid-February. Complete the FAFSA early as work-study is offered on a first-come, first served basis and funding is limited.

Who is Offered Work-Study?

  • A student must demonstrate significant financial need and indicate interest in work-study on the FAFSA.
  • Students who have earned work-study previously are given it automatically if they apply early and still qualify based on financial need.


  • Work-study is NEVER applied directly to a student's bill. The student is paid bi-weekly for hours worked at a work-study job.
  • Work-study jobs are regular part time jobs, even though it may sound like it implies doing schoolwork during work hours. Students are only paid for hours that they work and must request permission from a supervisor to conduct any personal activity on the job.
  • Student Employment maintains a work-study waitlist for eligible students who don't receive an offer automatically.
  • View important work-study dates and deadlines.
  • View detailed work-study information for this year.