A federal student aid program that provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school to help pay your education expenses. Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students.
Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:
- It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
- It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
- It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
- It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school’s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.
On Campus Work Study Positions:
- Cage Cave & Media Center Assistant
- Library Assistant
- Tutor (Tutoring Center/Writing Center)
- Service Bureau Printing Technician
- ID Resource Room
- IDeas Newsletter Editor
- Classroom Assistant
- School Student Store
- Student Activities Coordinators
- Fashion Lab Monitor
- Career Services
- Academic Affairs
- Financial Services
- Student Affairs
Community Service Partners (Off Campus Positions):
- Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
- Manchester Craftsman Guild
- MLK Mural Project
- Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
If you currently volunteer with an organization or would like to work with an organization that:
- Improves the quality of life, or solves a problem for a community’s residents – especially low-income residents.
- Performs literacy activities in a family literacy project that provides services to families with preschool age children or elementary school children.
- Serves as a reading tutors for children who are preschool age or are in elementary school
Your position may qualify to be paid through the work-study program. If you would like to see if your project would be able to qualify, please contact Dana Melvin in Student Affairs.
How To Apply:
NOTE: Work study eligibility does not guarantee you a work-study position
To apply for work-study positions:
- Qualify to receive work-study funds (see you Financial Planner for more information)
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Pass a background check and drug screening as a part of the application process
Download and complete the Student Employment Application. Submit your complete application with your resume to Career Services Director Dana Melvin, for review. After your application is reviewed, you will Submit to applications to the hiring supervisor.
Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the application process for FWS assistance. The FAFSA can be completed on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
For more information, contact: