Here is some useful information to help you understand how work-study is awarded.
Students begin receiving financial aid award offers as early as mid-February. Complete the FAFSA early as work-study is awarded on a first-come, first served basis and funding is limited.
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 is NEVER applied automatically to a student's bill. The student is paid 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.
Student Employment maintains a work-study waitlist for eligible students who don't receive an award automatically.