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Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a need-based program designed to create part-time employment opportunities for eligible students.

Work-Study funding is awarded as part of a student's Financial Aid package. Students search and apply for work-study positions and if hired, earn up to the amount offered for the year through bi-weekly paychecks based on the hours they work.

Information for Work-Study Students

  • Federal Work-Study funds are awarded based upon a student indicating they are interested in the program on their FAFSA and have an EFC between $0 and $4,999.
  • Work-Study funding is only available to full-time undergraduate students in an on-campus program, as well as some graduate, law and medical students. Funding is not available to online or part-time undergraduate students.
  • Any student who did not receive work-study funding in their initial financial aid award package, but are eligible, can ask to be placed on a waiting list. If more funding becomes available later in the year, the student may be offered funding at that time.
  • Students are encouraged to use their work-study as soon as possible. Drexel Central will check the status of work-study funding regularly; students who are not utilizing their funding may be advised that if they do not do so within a certain timeframe, their award will be canceled and reallocated to another student.
  • Work-study funding can only be earned during the fiscal year (July 1st - June 30th).
  • Being awarded work-study funding does not guarantee students will be hired for employment. Students are responsible for searching for, applying and being hired in available positions.
  • If a student has been selected for federal verification, the process must be completed before a student can begin employment.
  • Students cannot work more than 20 hours per week.
  • Students cannot be employed in a work-study position during terms of co-op.
  • Students cannot earn more in a fiscal year than the total amount awarded to them in their financial aid package.
  • Students cannot work in more than one work-study position at one time, with the exception of students employed as tutors.

Applying for a Work-Study Position

The first step to applying for a work-study job is to review the list of available positions (see below). When you find a position you are eligible to apply for, you should contact the individual listed in the posting to set-up an interview.

Work-Study supervisors will make final determinations regarding the hiring of students. If you are offered a position, you will need to do the following:

  • If you have not previously worked at Drexel, complete the New Hire Paperwork and bring it, along with proper identification, to the Human Resources Department, located at 3201 Arch Street.
  • Follow the procedure of the department where you are working to submit your hours for receipt of a paycheck.
  • Monitor your work hours in DrexelOne to ensure you do not exceed your work-study award.

Work-Study Positions List

Information for Work-Study Employers

New and current employers of work-study students can find information work-study policies and procedures, including how to request the posting of a job description and how to hire a student here.