Federal Work-Study Information for Students
Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. At OSU, you must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible for a Work-Study job during the academic year.
If you were offered Federal Work Study funds as part of your financial aid award, and you haven’t already accepted your Work-Study funds as part of your financial aid award, go to myOSU to accept the Federal College Work Study funding. The next step: find a job.
How to find a Federal College Work-Study Job at OSU
There are both on campus and off campus employers that may hire you as a Work-Study student. To search for positions with the OSU Office of Human Resources go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/. Select the STUDENT bar, then search the posting which are available under the Position Type: Student. You can also search by Department or Job Location. You won’t find a listing of Work-Study only jobs here, as most of the job postings do not require you to have Work-Study funds to be hired. But let your perspective employer know that you have a Work-Study award so that you can be hired as a Work-Study student!
If you would like to consider off-campus employers, these jobs are posted through the Career Development Center. Here you will go to Handshake to search for Work-Study jobs. At this website, you are searching exclusively for jobs that have been posted as Work-Study. You will be paid through OSU payroll for work performed for the off-campus employer. Start your search at http://career.oregonstate.edu/, select “Handshake” and login with your ONID information. Remember to search for “Work-Study” as this job engine includes internships and other opportunities.
If you’ve never done a job search before, Career Services offers resources for students looking for jobs. They can help with cover letters, resume, etc. Check out their website for more information at http://career.oregonstate.edu/students.
Some things you should know about a Federal Work-Study Job
Finally, information about working, getting paid, and conditions to Federal Work-Study employment for Students and Employers that you should know.
Federal Work-Study for On-Campus Employers
On-Campus Employers (OSU Cascades, OSU E-campus, OSU Corvallis) please follow the instructions provided to your Business Center to create student postings using the PeopleAdmin 7 Student Employment Initiator Guide. If the position is designated for work-study, the Student Employment Approver will submit it to the Financial Aid Reviewer for their review prior to posting. Please contact your Business Center HR team if you need assistance.
Federal Work-Study for Off-Campus Employers
The Federal Work-Study Program OSU Off-Campus Employer Handbook provides information to new or returning Off-Campus Employers and details Federal Work Study Program Requirements.