Student Work Programs
There are several work programs available to students to help them afford college. These work programs are based on financial need, which is determined through FAFSA. Undergraduate and graduate students are able to apply for this type of employment.
The Federal Work Study Program
This federally funded program provides part-time employment for degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. These students must demonstrate financial need. Students must complete a FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov to apply to a work study program. Contact the financial aid office to ensure your FAFSA is on file and that there aren’t issues. The financial aid office determines eligibility based on the student’s FAFSA. The office awards an earned amount. This is usually over two semesters.
How many hours can students work each week?
Cadets can work up to 10 hrs/week, other undergraduate students (fifth year, veteran and evening students) can work up to 15 hrs/week, and graduate students can work up to 20 hrs/week. However, when not taking classes (i.e. fall and spring break and during the summer), undergraduate students may work up to 20 hrs/week and graduate students up to 25 hrs/week. Students must not work during class time, ESP, and any other training periods. Once hired, students report directly to their work supervisor.
If you are interested in this work program, please file your FAFSA and contact the Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility before applying for work study jobs on campus. For more information, contact Financial Aid or Human Resources.