One portion of the financial aid award is referred to as "Work-Study" and is earned in some form of employment. The work-study offer may vary
and students should refer to their award letter. The standard offer is usually $2,200 for first year students (9-10 hrs/wk) and $2,600 for upper-class
students (10-12 hrs/wk). If you earn a higher pay rate you can expect to work fewer hours to meet your Work-Study limit.
- During the academic year, any work done during breaks is still counted as work-study.
- All Spot Job work is also counted as work-study.
- Work performed on-campus during J-Term is not counted toward your work-study earnings.
- Off-Campus Work-Study earnings are counted toward the work-study limit all year long, including J-Term.
Students receiving work-study have priority for all jobs, but are not required to work and may choose not to do so, or may choose to work a minimal
number of hours for personal reasons. Some students supplement or replace their work-study income by working at an off-campus non-work-study job in
The work-study component of financial aid is an opportunity, not a guarantee. Responsibility for obtaining the hours available through work-study
rests with the student. If a student's schedule allows her little time for work during the week, she may find it necessary to seek weekend work.
Schedules, especially those including sports, can be very limiting, and students must be prepared to be as flexible as possible to work around them.
Students may request assistance from the Student Employment Coordinator in locating jobs if the job search is particularly difficult. However, the
student is responsible for following up and obtaining the hours she needs after she is informed of job openings. If a student chooses not to work
the work-study can remain available to her or she can choose to replace it with a loan option.
Who Is Eligible
Employment & the Financial Aid Package
Guidelines for Non-Aid Students
On The Job Expectations
Finding A Job
America Reads/America Counts Tutoring Program
Off-Campus Work-Study Program
Other Types of Jobs
Work-Study for First Year Students
Work-Study for Transfer Students
Work-Study for New Ada Comstock Students
CDO Help With Resume Writing
Contact Student Employment