Federal Work Study Program
The Federal Work Study Program provides funding for part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to a student’s program or career goals.
- You must be enrolled in six eligible credits in order to hold a position funded by work study.
- During the academic year, you are limited to working 20 hours per week.
- If you have accepted the work study listed on your award notice, learn about on and off campus student jobs (the Find Employment tab has complete information on how to search and apply for a work study job).
The amount of Work Study awarded to a student depends on financial need as determined from the FAFSA, the amount of other financial aid received that semester, and the availability of funds at Madison College. Madison College receives a certain amount of funds each academic year from the federal government for the Work Study program. When that money is exhausted, no more awards can be made from that program for that year.
Federal Work Study is paid to you in bi-weekly paychecks based on the number of hours you work--just like any other part-time job. Your Work Study earnings are not deducted from what you owe Madison College.
If you cannot get Federal Work Study, you may be able to get a student help position. You must be enrolled in six eligible credits in order to be eligible. During the academic year, you are limited to 20 hours of work per week. If you are interested in student help, learn more about on and off campus student jobs (Find Employment tab).