Work Study

Federal and University Work-Study Programs


The purpose of the Student Work-study Program is to provide part-time employment opportunities for students to assist in meeting their financial need and cost of attendance. The University participates in the Federal College Work-study and University Work-study programs.

Eligibility Criteria

Student workers must meet the minimum employment eligibility requirements established by the university.  To receive consideration for the Work-Study Program, students must:

  1. File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  2. Have been admitted into an eligible Undergraduate(including Post-Bachelor) or Graduate program
  3. Be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) during Fall and /or Spring semester
  4. Meeting the required *Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards as stated in the university catalog for both ratio and GPA:
    • Freshman – 2.0 GPA
    • Sophomore –2.0 GPA
    • Junior—2.0 GPA
    • Senior—2.0 GPA
    • Post-Baccalaureate—2.5 GPA
    • Graduate—3.0 GPA
  5. Successfully pass a Campus Police Background Check

Job Search

All students are responsible for securing their own employment and may not work until eligibility is verified through the Financial Aid Office.

Work Study Forms


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