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Work Study Award Renewal

If you are currently working in a Work-Study job and wish to return to the SAME employer the following academic year, the process is as follows:

For off-campus work-study, the new hire and rehire process is the same. To renew your off-campus job for the upcoming school year, your employer should complete the WSPAF with you and submit it to the Financial Aid office. You will be awarded Work-Study for the upcoming year when your financial aid file is completed. If we cannot award you, you and your employer will be notified.

On-campus employers will receive an email message that it is time to renew your job for the upcoming year.  Your supervisor will submit the Upload spreadsheet to WorkStudy@cwu.edu. You will be awarded Work-Study for the upcoming year when aid file is completed. If we cannot award you, you and your employer will be notified.

If your on-campus supervisor does not mention the renewal process, ask them about it.

The Financial Aid Office assists hundreds of students to find Work-Study employment. CWU participates in the federal and state Work-Study programs. 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 percentage of the funding for Work-Study is part of students’ financial aid package. If you are eligible for work-study it usually replaces Subsidized Loans. This can help reduce loan debt.

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