Federal Work Study

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What Is Work-Study?

The Federal Work-Study Program is designed to stimulate and promote part-time employment for students who have financial need and who need earnings to pursue their education. It allows students to meet their educational expenses without incurring a lot of debt and is intended to provide worthwhile job opportunities for qualified students. To participate, a student must be awarded Federal Work-Study (Work-Study) with their financial aid. Awards of $2,000 are made to on-time (March 1) applicants in the day division after the first year. Most positions are with off-campus employers in non-profit legal service agencies.

A student's Work-Study award contributes more than financial assistance with their education. It offers a student a double bonus: education plus job experience. In increasingly competitive job markets, employers seek applicants who have employment as well as academic experience. An award may also provide:

  • Practical training and experience in a chosen field.
  • Positive job experience to help identify career objectives.
  • An impressive resume and recommendations from former employers.

What If a Student Already Has a Job?

If you secure a position with a non-profit organization or government agency, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 305-284-3115 to determine whether they are an eligible Work-Study employer.

How To Apply

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 305-284-3115 for more information on how to apply.