WHO is eligible?

Both Work-study and Non Work-study students must follow the same enrollment guidelines to be eligible to participate in student employment.

  • Students must be registered at least half time (6 credit hours for undergraduate; 5 credit hours for graduate students) during the regular academic year.

Summer Eligibility

  • Non work-study students must be registered at least half time for the following fall semester
  • Work Study students must be registered at least half time for the summer terms that they intend to work

There may be times when work-study students enrolled less than half time for the summer term may be able to work, however, that will be dependent on funding for the work study program during that academic year. If a decision is made to allow students to work less than half time then it will be announced to the university during the winter term of that academic year.

Additional factors play a part in determining eligibility for work study funds which are listed below:

Work Study

  • The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
  • They must indicate on the FAFSA that they are interested in work study funds.
  • A work-study award is based on demonstrated need, which is determined by the Federal formula. If the student's Federal formula indicates that they have need, then work-study funds will be included as a part of the student's complete Financial Aid Award Package.


If a student has questions about whether or not they are eligible for work study funds, they should contact their Financial Aid Advisor.