The following policy applies to all UNMC students receiving federal work study funds.
Federal Work Study is a federally funded financial aid program that allows students with need to work part-time, typically on-campus jobs, while attending school to pay for college expenses. The salary for student workers is shared between the federal government (75%) and the department (25%) hiring the student. Students in Graduate Assistantship positions cannot participate in Federal Work Study.
- Students must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to demonstrate financial need.
- Depending on student eligibility, as defined by their work study award, students awarded funding may work a maximum of 20 hours/week during periods of enrollment and up to 40 hours/week during semester break periods and during the summer when the student is not enrolled in summer courses.
- Work Study positions are posted in Handshake and students apply for these positions in Handshake. The hiring department/supervisor may request a resume and conduct interviews with applicants prior to offering the position.
Effective Date: November 21, 2013
Revised Date: 6/20/2023
Policy Process Applied: Standard
Policy Review Cycle: Three Years
Responsible University Administrator(s): Dr. Philip Covington, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success
Responsible University Office(s): Financial Aid Office
Policy Contact: Paula Kohles, Director, Financial Aid