Work-study gives you the edge to graduate with less debt—while
building your resume.
The Federal Work-Study Program provides subsidized, hourly-wage,
part-time jobs for students with financial need. Due to limited
Federal funds, student employment is based on a first come, first
serve basis. Priority is given to the student who has completed
their FAFSA and indicated that they are interested in Federal Work
Study on the FAFSA and have eligibility. As Federal Work Study is
awarded, deadlines will be placed on completing the employment
paperwork prior to beginning of employment.
How is a Work-Study job different from other
Money earned from a Federal Work-Study job is not counted as
income when you complete next year’s Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA).
How much will I make?
Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply for
aid, your level of need and the funding level of your school.
Commissions or fees are not paid to Federal Work-Study
Can I work as many hours as I want?
No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study
award. When assigning work hours, your employer or financial aid
administrator will consider your class schedule and your academic
How do I apply to receive a Work-Study
If you are interested in applying for a Work-Study award you must
complete the Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) at
How do I find a Work-Study job?
Work-Study eligible students may apply for approved work-study
positions through Saint Leo's Employment