By Hilerie Harris, assistant director, marketing and communications, University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
Need additional funding for school this year? There is work-study funding available through the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (UOSFA). Work-study is a need-based federal financial aid program that allows students to work part-time on campus while attending school.
“The Federal Work-Study program is a great way for students to work on campus in areas that interest them,” UOSFA Executive Director Brenda Burke said. “There are a variety of positions available and there is flexibility in scheduling the hours they work around their class schedule.”
If you are interested in work-study funding, complete a 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate interest in work-study on the FAFSA. If you did not indicate interest in work-study on the FAFSA or were not initially awarded, you can complete the Federal Work-Study Request Form on the UOSFA website.
Students must follow these eligibility requirements to receive work-study funding:
- Eligible to receive financial aid
- Demonstrate financial need
- Enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours)
- Eligible to legally work in the United States
- Not a University of Utah benefits eligible employee (except for health insurance provided under the Affordable Care Act)
If you were awarded work-study and would like to receive the funding, you must accept the award on your financial aid award letter in Campus Information Services (CIS). Once the award is accepted, apply for a work-study job through Human Resources. Complete a job application and submit any additional documentation required, such as a resume. Potential employers will reach out to you for an interview if they are interested. The hiring process will be conducted through Human Resources and the hiring department.
If you have any questions about the work-study program, contact the Federal Work-Study coordinator in the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.