About Work-Study JobsWork-study positions are hourly-wage jobs in which a student works for an employer according to a mutually agreed-upon schedule and is paid on a biweekly basis for the hours worked. Work-study awards are not grants automatically applied towards one's tuition bill, nor is the amount of the award guaranteed. An award simply authorizes a student to participate in the Program and sets a limit as to the amount of income a student can earn during the academic year. It is the responsibility of the student to work enough hours to reach the earnings limit and to budget the money wisely throughout the year to meet necessary college costs.
The Work-Study Office acts as a referral center for positions; we do not place students in jobs, nor can we guarantee a job. This responsibility rests with the student; however, our office will do whatever possible to assist a student's job search.
There are many different jobs available through the Work-Study Program ranging from clerical to musical, from laboratory to day care. There are over 50 work-study categories from which to choose, varying in the areas of interest, degree of difficulty, and wage rate. With a variety of positions available, it is hoped that students will find jobs which are both interesting and related to their career goals.