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Financial Aid

Work Study / Student Employment

The Student Employment Office assists thousands of students to find employment. For a listing of both Work-Study and non-Work-Study student employment opportunities see the Student Employment online job board.

You must qualify for need-based financial aid to be eligible for Work Study. The Work Study program subsidizes the employer by a percentage of a student's hourly wage. Work Study is like any other job; you work and receive a paycheck for your earnings from your employer. Work Study students are generally in high demand so eligible students can often pick the job of their choice. There are more students eligible for Work Study than there are available funds. A Work Study job is a financial aid award, so it fills part of your aid package, which reduces your eligibility for other financial aid. CWU participates in the federal and state Work Study programs.

If you indicated an interest in Work Study on your FAFSA and you have financial aid “Need,” you will be sent paperwork. If you did not indicate an interest on the FAFSA, but are now interested in Work Study please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Please talk to a Financial Aid counselor if you need additional information regarding Work Study.