Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient’s course of study.
Students may work on campus (at either the Hammond campus or the Westville campus) or off campus. If you work off-campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your supervisor will consider your award amount, your class schedule, and your academic progress. Students may not work during class time.
Federal Work Study awards are a form of financial aid that allows you to earn money to pay for a portion of your educational expenses. It is not a guarantee of a job or a guarantee that you will earn the entire award amount if you are hired. It is an estimate of what you can potentially earn.
- Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you are interested in being awarded Federal Work Study
- Once you are awarded Federal Work Study, either accept or decline the award offer
- Awards not accepted will eventually be cancelled and offered to other students
- If you have accepted your Federal Work Study award, contact the Career Center to let them know you are interested in being placed in a Federal Work Study position.