FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM
What is the Federal Work
A need-based financial aid program designed
to assist students in earning money to meet
their college expenses.
Because working on campus is a retention
tool, we are committed to encouraging
students to work.
Work study students will help departments
maximize their wage budgets so funds can be
better used for other programs/services.
Advantages of hiring a work
Federal funds pay 75% of the student’s wage
and the employer matches 25%.
You can help your departments maximize
You can often hire more students.
You may be able to keep your students longer
Work study allocations
Each eligible student is awarded an amount
per semester that determines the maximum
number of hours per week that they can
Once those hours are exceeded, the
employer must automatically be charged at
Recruiting work study
Use the same process to place an ad on the job
board (www.unr.edu/cn) that you usually do and
Click on both work study and regular.
Add to comment section “work study preferred.”
Compile a list of applicants R#s and names and
Sandi Guidry (email@example.com)
Suzanne Bach (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Kathy Imasaki (email@example.com).
They will review financial aid information and reply
with those who can be considered work study.
Expected turnaround is 2 Days.
Interviewing may commence at any time.
You should also submit information on
student employees who are returning to work
in your department. Even though they may
not have had work study last semester, it is
possible that they could be funded in a new
Now you can hire 3 more work study students
or keep your students longer.
It is harder to process paperwork and
Basically, there is no difference except for coding
on the PAF (FW1 = fall work study; FW2 = spring
Regular student employees have more
Not necessarily true. Many competent and
qualified students qualify.