This type of work study is generally awarded to eligible freshmen and sophomores as an opportunity to develop work skills within the college campus setting. If awarded this type of funding, students will look for a job on-campus and, when hired, will receive monthly paychecks for the hours they work.
Initial awards are typically between $3,000 - $4,000 to be earned over the three-quarter, nine-month regular academic year.
Students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during periods of enrollment and the regular academic year consists of three 10-week terms (Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters).
Earning $9.45 per hour, a student would need to work approximately 11-14 hours every week for all 30 weeks to earn their work study award. During periods of non-enrollment (winter and spring breaks) and summer (if enrolled less than half-time) students may work up to 40 hours per week.
The approved 2012-13 hourly pay rates for undergraduates working in on-campus student jobs are $9.45 or $10.65, depending on the responsibilities of and experience required for the position.
Graduate students working in graduate positions are paid $11.70 or $21.67, again depending on the responsibilities of and experience required for the position.
To view available on-campus work study jobs, log on to the Redhawk Network.