The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Work-study jobs can complement your educational program or career goals by giving you relevant work experience in a professional setting. Campus work-study jobs are flexible and can be scheduled around your classes.
What is work-study?
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If eligible, the Federal Work Study award shows as a placeholder on your financial aid awards. The way to activate the award is by applying and being hired by an on-campus department. Students will earn a bi-weekly paycheck, earning $10.15 an hour.
Federal Work-Study Student Eligibility Requirements:
Under Federal guidelines, a student may be awarded Federal Work-Study only if he or she meets all of the following requirements:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- The student demonstrates financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
- The student is in good academic standing and is maintaining satisfactory academic progress and has a 2.5 GPA or higher.
- The student is enrolled on at least a half-time basis (minimum six credit hours) per semester during the academic year or at least three credit hours during each summer session.
- The student is a citizen of the United States, a U.S. national, or permanent resident; persons granted asylum by the Immigration and Naturalization Service may also be eligible.
Please note that Indiana University Kokomo’s Federal School Code is 001814. The FAFSA or renewal FAFSA should be submitted annually by April 15. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will notify you of your work-study eligibility once your FAFSA has been processed.
How do you earn your Federal Work-Study and what are the benefits?
- Positions are available on-campus in a variety of areas during the academic year or summer.
- Students who are awarded are not guaranteed employment.
- Students apply directly to the hiring department.
- Federal Work-Study positions provide valuable work experience, an option to reduce student loans, and flexible work schedules.