Working on campus can mean savings on tuition
A work-study opportunity provides funding toward your tuition—and perhaps valuable work experience in your career field or an area of personal interest!
Prospective employers take note of students with job experience, especially since you'll be able to utilize and refine your communication, time and project management, and other workplace skills. You'll network with and learn from your supervisor(s) and engage with other student employees, bringing additional perspective to your classroom work. Your supervisor may even become a reference for future job searches.
To receive Federal Work-Study you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every award year and meet all financial aid eligibility requirements, including enrollment in at least 6 credits in an eligible degree or certificate program during the academic year. Federal Work-Study awards are based on financial need which is the difference between the Cost of Attendance and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) derived from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Based on their financial need and the receipt date of their FAFSA's, students are awarded Federal Work-Study until the funds are exhausted. Jobs are primarily on campus. Off campus jobs include the America Reads program which provides reading tutoring to young children. Hourly pay is $10.30/hour effective July 1, 2018, and total earnings are limited to the amount awarded.
Listings of Federal Work-Study jobs, as well as other part-time positions on campus, can be found on our Careers at Waubonsee page.