The Federal Work-Study Program is a federally funded, campus-based aid program designed to provide part-time jobs for eligible students with financial need.
- Jobs are located both on and off-campus.
- Students are paid at least minimum wage. Some positions pay a higher wage.
- Students work around their class schedules.
- Students receive a bi-weekly paycheck for hours worked.
- Submit the FAFSA no later than December 1 each year.
- Students must have demonstrated financial need per the FAFSA.
- Students must be meeting Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) each semester they are employed.
- Students may not work more than 29 hours per week.
- Students may not work during regularly scheduled class times or activities.
- Student earnings may not exceed the amount of Federal Work-Study that appears on their most recent financial aid award.
The Office of Student Financial Aid will send an award notification to eligible students with instructions for securing a job.
Fees owed The University of Akron will not be deducted from wages earned through the Federal Work-Study Program.
Though program earnings are taxable income, they are excluded from consideration as income on the FAFSA for the following year.