Work Study Information
The Federal Work-Study Program is an employment program sponsored by the federal government. It provides students with the opportunity to earn money to meet their educational and personal expenses during the academic year. This program provides jobs for undergraduate students with financial need. Federal work -study also encourages and helps students find work related to their interests or course of study. Income earned through FWS does not have to be paid back. A student's FWS hourly rate of pay will not be lower than, and can exceed, the present federal minimum wage. Students are paid on a bimonthly basis for their hours worked. Work-study jobs may be on-campus or off-campus at nonprofit organizations through the Community Service Program. Students may work up to 20 hours per week while school is in session and up to 40 hours per week during vacations and the summer. Students may not earn more than their FWS award. Due to funding restrictions, FWS may not be awarded to all eligible students. Work-study money earned is not credited to a student's account. Students who are financially eligible for FWS, but do not receive an award as part of their financial aid package, may contact the Office of Student Financial Services regarding the possibility of obtaining FWS funds.
- FAFSA / Renewal FAFSA - All Students interested in work-study employment must be eligible to complete a current year FASFA. FAFSA applications must be processed prior to April 15th. Work-study is awarded on a first applied, first awarded basis until all funds are expended.
- NDSU Award Notice - Students must have been offered and accepted the work study award on their award notice in order to interview for jobs listed on the work-study job board.
Work Study Job Board
The work-study job board has recently merged with the Career Centerís part-time job board! For this reason, students who have been awarded work-study are asked to log in to view jobs for which employers want only work-study students. More information on your log-in is provided on the job board.
Please click here to view jobs posted on the NDSU work study job board.