Work Study for Employers

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If you employ students under the work-study program, either on- or off-campus, or through the America Reads tutoring program, you will need access to a variety of information. We cover it all with complete details on hiring students, processing payroll and following University guidelines.


Financial aid eligibility

Students earning work-study must meet and maintain general financial aid eligibility criteria, including satisfactory academic progress.


Awards may be canceled if no paycheck has been issued within the first four weeks of the term.


To remain eligible for work-study, students must be and remain enrolled at least half-time during the period of employment.

Monitor payroll

Payrolls should be closely monitored by departments to verify that student earnings are charging work-study and not departmental accounts.