Financial Aid
Student Employment

Award Letter Work Study Basics

  • The work study opportunities described in this section are available only to students who have financial need. While the Student Financial Services Office cannot guarantee jobs for students, resources are available through the Career Services Office to assist students in ensuring a successful job search.

    The student's award letter lists a maximum gross earnings amount. Once the student has a job, if it appears that they can earn more than their initial award, they should contact Student Financial Services to see if they may be eligible for an increase in their award.

    Students may reject their work study awards by logging on to SUOline and, from the Student menu, clicking on "Accept/Reject Loans and/or Work Study Awards" in the Financial Aid section and following the instructions on the resulting screen.

    Students may request a reduction in their work study award by contacting Student Financial Services to request an adjustment in the amount of their award.

    Once Student Financial Services has processed the revision request, a revised award letter notification will be sent to the student's SU email address.