Federal Work-Study Program

Purpose of the Program

Federal Work-Study jobs help students earn money to pay for college or career school. 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 student’s course of study.


The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study whenever possible.


You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.


Undergraduate and graduate students with work-study jobs will work part-time on or off campus while enrolled.

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