Student Employment and Federal Work-Study
What is work-study? Federal work-study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.
How do I know if I am eligible for a work-study position? Students are usually eligible if they are a Pell grant recipient. Inquiring within the financial aid office regarding potential awards will allow the student employment coordinator to assess a student’s need and provide a federal work-study award.
Are there additional requirements? Yes! Students must be registered for a minimum of 6 semester hours, have completed a FAFSA, received an award letter, and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Be sure that your FAFSA application indicates “Yes” for the “Interested in work-study?” question!
How much will I be paid? The current pay rate is consistent with the minimum wage in the state of Connecticut. The current pay rate for the 2019-2020 academic year is $11 per hour. Award amounts vary and can be determined by the Office of Financial Aid based on a student’s unmet financial need.
How many hours a week may I work? Work-study students typically work between 5-12 hours per week.
Here is an example of a way that you can approximate the number of hours you can work before exhausting your work-study eligibility:
|total work-study award||$1,430|
|÷ hourly wage||$11|
|= total # of hours you can work||130|
|÷ number of weeks you will work||13|
|= # of hours you can work per week||10|
Notice: Work-study awards are limited and awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Remember, class comes first! Your employment on campus should never take precedent over your classes and you cannot work during class time. Students must complete an application for student employment and submit all necessary documentation to Human Resources after meeting with Dan Roberts in the Financial Aid Office and receiving authorization to begin work.
Dan Roberts can be reached at (860) 738-6321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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