Work Study

In the federal and institutional work-study programs, you work part-time to earn money to help pay for the cost of your education. The work-study program is for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.

  • Request work-study on your FAFSA
  • Allotted on a first-come, first serve basis as funds are limited
  • Provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school
  • Available to undergraduate, graduate and professional students with financial need
  • Available to full-time or part-time students
  • Available to those you achieve satisfactory academic progress
  • Request work-study for either the academic year or the summer period

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  • If offered work-study, you must accept the award through Joe'SS. If the award is not accepted, it may be removed and given to another student. 
  • If awarded work-study, you will receive an email from student financial assistance to attend a workshop to complete paperwork and choose an on-campus job. Once a job is obtained and payroll paperwork is completed, you will work and receive a paycheck (direct deposit) every two weeks. 
  • You are not guaranteed to earn the full amount of the award, and unused portions will not roll over into the next enrollment period. Responsibilities and expectations are the same as with any job;  you  are expected to dress appropriately, exhibit professionalism, etc.
  • An award must be in place for each semester you work. You cannot work a work-study job and also have another job on campus. 
  • Work-study is like any other on-campus job. Studying is not permitted during work hours. However, if given explicit permission by a supervisor, you may be allowed to study during work hours. You must abide by all departmental regulations regarding work assignments.

Work-Study Wait List Policy

Please contact your financial aid counselor if you wish to be added to the work-study waitlist. This does not guarantee that you will be awarded work-study. If you qualify and funding is available, you will receive an email at your S&T account.