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Work Study

A Work Study award provides a way to supplement student educational expenses through part-time work experience. Work study student employees can earn biweekly pay through federal and state funding. Starting wages for student employees is at least the local minimum wage.


Students interested in applying for work study funds must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Have a complete and current FAFSA (hyperlink) on file. Summer work study funds require that student complete the current year FAFSA and the FAFSA for the upcoming school year.
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • Be meeting all academic standards per Satisfactory Academic Progress (hyperlink) requirements.
  • Be enrolled as a first-time undergraduate student.
  • Pass a background check upon hire.
Curreny pay rate ranges from $14.00/hour - $15.00/hour, new students generally begin at the lower pay rate. 

Students can work up to 20 hours while classes are in session and up to 28 hours when class is not session (breaks, and in between semesters), based on funding.  


  • Need based – Must have financial need as determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • On Campus
    • Off Campus – limited positions
  • Paid with federal funds

  • On Campus
    • Need based
    • Non-need based
  • Paid with state funds

  • Paid by the hiring campus department

Work Study Supervisor Resources

  • New Hire Packet
  • Background online order instructions 

  • Student Staff Evaluation Form
  • Supervisor Change Form 
  • Work-Study Performance Improvement Plan 
  • Work Study Interview questions (example) 
  • Additional Work-Study Position Request 

Student Employee Resources

Please visit our Human Resources webpage for additional information