What is Federal Work-Study

  • Federal dollars awarded to students who complete the FAFSA and meet eligibility requirements.
  • Funding is limited and different for every campus.
  • Awards are made, by the Financial Aid office, in an offer status and a recipient must accept or reduce and accept the award.
  • Dollar amounts are determined by your Expected Family Contribution.


  • Must have financial need
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours for the semester awarded.
  • Be meeting the requirements for reasonable Satisfactory Academic Progress which include:
    • A program grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better.
    • Successfully complete 67% of total attempted coursework
    • Complete their degrees in no more than 150% of the published credit hours requirement, appeal/monitoring begins at 150 hrs
    • All requirements of the SAP policy can be viewed by visiting the Financial Aid homepage.

How do you earn your Federal Work-Study and what are the benefits?

  • Positions are available on-campus in a variety of areas during the academic year or summer.
  • Students who are awarded are not guaranteed employment. Positions are posted by the Office of Career Services.
  • Students apply directly to the hiring department.
  • Federal Work-Study positions provide valuable work experience, an option to reduce student loans, and flexible work schedules.

Federal Work-Study Program

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