Federal Work-Study is an employment program for both undergraduate and graduate students. Eligibility is based on the federal methodology using the information provided on the FAFSA. The amount of your award is the maximum you can earn for the academic year. Eligibility and award amounts are determined by the Office of Student Financial Planning.
All student employees are required to complete an I-9 in the Office of Student Financial Planning. This form can be found online or a paper copy can be also obtained from the Office of Student Financial Planning.
Students cannot be officially hired until all of your financial aid (i.e. verification, if selected) and personnel documents are completely processed. The average new Federal Work-Study employee may earn up to $2,500 during the academic year. Work-Study earnings will not appear as a credit on your bill; student employees are paid twice a month, based on number of hours worked. The current payroll schedule can be found here.
Other Employment Opportunities
If you are not awarded Federal Work-Study but wish to earn money to help pay expenses, the Student Employment website maintains a listing of additional on and off-campus jobs. Wage rates, hours, and conditions of employment are between the student and the employer.
Important Note: In adherence to the Immigration Control Act of 1986, all student employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and present documentation verifying citizenship or permanent residency. You will not be allowed to begin work until the I-9 form has been completed and properly certified. The required documents include either a valid US Passport, certificate of US citizenship, alien registration card with photograph OR two of the following documents: a state driver's license, validated student ID card, original social security card, birth certificate.
Click here to download the I-9 form in Adobe PDF format.