Earn While You Learn

The Work-Study program offers employment opportunities on and off campus. These opportunities are a great way to develop a resume and gain valuable work experience while earning a paycheck.

Types of Work-Study

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance with post-secondary education expenses. The FWS program allows you to earn a paycheck through part-time employment. You may work up to 19 hours a week and are guaranteed to earn federal minimum wage for the duration of your employment. In general, you are not permitted to work in FWS positions during scheduled class times.

Institutional Work-Study (IWS)

Institutional Work-Study (IWS) is a campus-funded program that provides you with financial assistance with post-secondary education expenses. The IWS program allows you to earn a paycheck through part-time employment. You may work up to 20 hours a week and are guaranteed to earn federal minimum wage for the duration of your employment.

Work-Study Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must complete the FAFSA and meet the general eligibility requirement for federal student aid.
  • Must consent to a criminal background check.
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress in their courses of study to remain eligible for employment.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours each semester the student works.
  • Students wanting to work off campus must have completed English 1301 with a C or better.

Applying for Work-Study

Available Work-Study Positions

See our current Student Employment Opportunities