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FEDERAL COLLEGE WORK STUDY

Federal Work Study Program

This federally funded financial aid program enables students to earn money toward college expenses by working on campus, in the government, or in selected nonprofit agencies serving the community. Students may work up to twenty hours a week while classes are in session and receive a bi-weekly paycheck (based on an hourly wage) that they can use for educational expenses.

Applicants must complete a FAFSA and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) no greater than $7000 to qualify. Federal Work Study funding is very limited, and are typically exhausted very quickly. At this time there are no waiting list for students who were eligible but not awarded Work Study funds.

Undergraduates must enroll in 6 credit hours or more for Work Study employment. Graduate students must enroll in 5 credit hours or more for Work Study employment. Students awarded Work Study must present a Certificate of Eligibility (available in the Office of Student Financial Aid) to their employer.

 

Students may also be eligible to earn Work Study funds during Summer term if they are awarded Work Study for the upcoming award year, the funds of which can be applied to summer. If you have been awarded 2017/2018 Federal Work Study, have accepted it and are enrolled at least half time for Fall 2017, complete a request to begin using your work study in Summer 2017: Summer Work Study Request Form.

  • Work Study Employers Page

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION:

  • If you wish to have a job posted or un-posted on the HR website, please notify the TU Work-Study Coordinator at 229-584-2460 or at mrayburn@thomasu.edu. Please do not call Human Resources.
  • Federal regulations require that current job descriptions be on file at all times in the Financial Aid Office. Therefore, employers must submit new job descriptions for each academic year. Reminders will be sent out to all departments/agencies in May/June.

 

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