Federal Work-Study funding helps provide part-time jobs for students with financial need. Being awarded Work-Study funds allows you to apply for jobs that specifically have the Work-Study designation. If you are awarded Work-Study and secure a work study job, you will be paid monthly for hours worked.
If awarded, Federal Work-Study funds show up as part of your financial aid award. Go to myOSU to review your offer and accept the Work Study funding. You must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible for a Work-Study job during the academic year. After accepting, the next step it to 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.
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. Let your prospective employer know that you have a Work-Study award so that you can be hired as a Work-Study student!
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.
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.