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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. Cannot already have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Pass a background check upon hire.


  • 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

  • Payroll Calendar
  • Instructions for Submitting Timesheets

  • Training PowerPoint
  • Supervisor Training Acknowledgment
  • Work Study Contract Request
  • Funds Remaining Calculator
  • Student Employee Evaluation Form
  • Reassignment/Termination Form
  • Disciplinary Action Form
  • Expected documentation for every Student Employee
  • Purple Briefcase Announcement
  • Contract
  • Job Description
  • Resume
  • Class Schedule (must not work while scheduled to be in class)
  • Timesheet Approval

Student Employee Resources

Please visit our Human Resources webpage for additional information 

  • Work Study Reduction/Cancelation Form
  • New Hire PowerPoint
  • New Hire Acknowledgement

  • Payroll Calendar
  • Instructions for Entering Hours (how-to guide)