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 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 offer automatically.
  • View important work-study dates and deadlines.
  • View detailed work-study information for this year.