To be eligible for work study, the student must meet the following requirements:
- Submit the FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov) required to determine eligibility;
- It is a federally funded program;
- Need-based financial aid program;
- Provides part-time on-campus or off-campus employment opportunities. The off-campus jobs usually involve community service, such as tutoring and counseling in the local schools;
- Available to undergraduate and graduate students;
- Students receive an allocation of funds for the semester and paid bi-weekly for the hours worked;
- The maximum award up to $5,000 per academic year;
- It is inappropriate for a student to earn the full award in the first half of the award period;
- It is the student's responsibility to monitor earnings to be sure the award amounts are not exceeded.
- Federal Work-study is awarded on a first come first served basis. Awards are limited by the funds available and departmental budgets. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.