Federal Work Study for Undergraduate Students

This federally funded program provides on- and off-campus employment in a variety of settings to eligible students. Students are compensated at a competitive wage and may work between five and twenty hours per week during the academic year. Students are paid by check bi-weekly; work study earnings are not credited to the student’s account.

Eligibility and award amounts are based upon demonstrated financial need, in the context of the total amount of financial aid received by the student from all other sources. To be considered for the Federal Work Study program, the student must have filed the FAFSA and meet all eligibility requirements for federal funding. Funding is limited, and priority is given to students who have filed their financial aid application in a timely fashion. The average work study award made to students is $2,000.

On-Campus Employment

The University offers a limited number of part-time, on-campus jobs to students not eligible for Federal Work Study; to be considered for on-campus employment, students must complete the FAFSA. Students are compensated at a competitive wage, dependent upon the skills required to perform the assigned tasks. Generally, students in this non-need-based employment program are limited to a maximum number of twenty hours per week.

For more information on employment, please call the Student Employment Office at 732-263-5706.