Workstudy awards are made to all eligible students and provide an opportunity to earn part of the funds needed to attend school. There are two sources of workstudy funding: State and Federal.
You are not required to accept a workstudy award and seek employment. A workstudy award is not a guarantee of employment.
A student who accepts a workstudy award will need to contact the Career Action Center to find a list of departments which are hiring workstudy students.
Students who obtain workstudy employment:
- Must maintain enrollment of 6 or more credits each quarter.
- May work up to 19 hours per week during the quarter.
- May work full time during breaks between quarters, depending on the needs of the department.
- May have only one workstudy job per quarter.
- May earn up to the amount of their award. Actual earnings may be less than the amount of their workstudy award. Funds that are not earned will not be given to them at a later time.
- Most workstudy students are paid twice a month.
Note to students receiving TANF or other Title IV benefit: State workstudy earnings may affect the level of Title IV benefits that you receive.