Federal Work-Study jobs are aimed at assisting students in earning money to help pay for the expenses related to their university studies, including tuition, fees, and room and board, among others.
Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for these jobs while they are enrolled full- or part-time and comply with the requisites established by the Institution for this purpose. The jobs assigned to the student who qualify for Work-Study are related to the student’s major, whenever possible. The program also emphasizes employment in community service.
Generally, students work in the same academic unit in which they are completing their studies and may work as basic skills tutors. Furthermore, those students who work off campus are usually placed in nonprofit institutions or government agencies. In assigning the students’ work schedules, the Financial Aid Office takes their class schedules and academic progress into consideration.
The salary earned by students is based on the federal minimum wage and the final adjudication will depend on financial need and the availability of funds. Participating students will be paid at least once a month by check, unless the student authorizes payment by direct deposit in his or her bank account. The amount earned should not exceed the assigned amount.
Students interested in Work-Study should visit the Financial Aid Office on their campus in order to obtain more information about this program.