Residents of Washington State who, based on their FAFSA information, are eligible for participation in the state-funded, need-based, off campus Washington State Work Study Program, will generally be awarded this funding as part of their financial aid in their junior and/or senior year(s). However, freshmen or sophomores may appeal to be funded through this program rather than through the federal, on-campus work study program.
Students may work up to 19 hours per week in eligible, off-campus positions.
Positions are available in approved private businesses, non-profit organizations and in city and county government. Generally these positions pay higher wages and offer more direct relevance to a student's chosen major and/or anticipated profession than positions on-campus.
Pay for students working in positions authorized through this program cannot be less than Washington's minimum wage and it is not unusual for positions to pay $10 to $20 per hour.
To view available off-campus work study jobs, log on to the Redhawk Network.