HOW DOES FEDERAL WORK STUDY WORK?
Federal Work Study awards included on a Financial Aid Award notice represents the student’s eligibility to earn towards those funds. These funds are earned via bi-weekly paycheck once the student applies for and obtains on-campus student employment. These funds are not deducted from the student’s bill.
WHERE CAN STUDENTS AWARDED WORK STUDY OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT?
At Helene Fuld College of Nursing, students can work on-campus through the Federal Work-Study program. While most students who apply for the program can find employment, they must research job openings and secure a position. If you are interested in applying for an on-campus job, please email VP Ojada at Student.Services@helenefuld.edu
HOW ARE WORK STUDY STUDENTS PAID?
College students employed by their college are paid an hourly wage and must receive at least the current federal minimum wage. The college works with the student to determine a suitable work location and schedule, considering the student’s financial needs, class schedule, and academic progress.
Under the Federal Work-Study program, students receive paychecks twice a month based on their hourly wage rate and the number of hours worked. Students typically work an average of 10-15 hours per week during the school year, while during breaks, they may work up to 40 hours per week. The total amount a student can earn through Federal Work-Study is limited to the amount authorized by their Financial Aid Office.