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The Work-Study Office, part of Undergraduate Financial Aid, facilitates Northwestern's Federal Work-Study Program established by Congress to help students find employment to meet educational costs while providing work experience related to academic majors and interests.

Our office acts as a referral center for positions. We do not place students in jobs, nor can we guarantee a job. 

Award recipients are limited in the amount of income they 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. Work-Study awards are not automatically applied towards one's tuition bill, nor is the amount of the award guaranteed.

There are many different jobs available through the Work-Study Program ranging from clerical to musical, from laboratory to technology. With a variety of positions available, we hope students will find jobs which are both interesting and related to their career goals. 

Contact us with questions, or learn more about the history of the program and participation guidelines.