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Office of Financial Aid

Eligibility/How to Apply for Federal Workstudy


  • Must file the FAFSA Application for the academic cyear and be eligblie for federal aid
  • Student must have an EFC of less than $13,000
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (does not apply to incoming freshman or transfer students)
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credits)
  • Must demonstrate financial need and have unmet need ( room in budget)

Students Ineligible for Federal Work Study are

  • International Students
    • International students are not eligible to receive Federal Work Study; however they are eligible for campus employment and must have a social security card and a valid work visa.
  • Students with a G.P.A. below 2.0
  • Students who do not demonstrate a financial need for work study as determined by the federal workstudy staff per utilizing the EFC requirements.

How To Apply

  • Go to your student Handshake Profile and select “Jobs” in the top left corner.
  • Click on “All Filters” at the top of the screen.
  • Choose "Work Study" and then click "Show results." All active Work Study jobs in Handshake will be displayed.
  • Click the blue APPLY button for the desired job
  • Attach your fall schedule (required), resume, or FWS application.