Federal Work-Study is an opportunity for employment for students demonstrating financial need. Students work a part-time job on campus or for certain approved off-campus employers. Students who complete work-study hours will receive their monthly paycheck on the 10th day of the following month. For additional information, visit Student Aid.
In general, work-study is:
- Earn-as-you-go-aid. Students earn money as they work the hours, rather than a single lump sum.
- Flexible for students. On average, students work 10 hours per week. Employers often allow flexibility to accommodate class schedules.
- Not credited towards tuition. Students receive monthly paychecks for hours worked.
Applying for Federal Work Study
Students must file a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need to be considered for Federal Work Study. Work-study-eligible students will be notified of their financial aid award. Award amounts are subject to change based on federal funding.
"I was drawn to Carroll for its Anthrozoology program, which I could pair with Psychology to pursue a path towards counseling utilizing animal-assisted therapy. I also decided to add a Business Administration minor in case I wanted to open my own practice someday. "
"I have worked several jobs through Carroll as a work-study student, including working at the ANZ Barn, the Registrar's Office, and the Financial Aid Office. I really appreciate the flexibility that I've had in these positions; everyone is willing to work around my class schedule and I even bring my senior project ANZ puppy to work with me! Through these opportunities, I have enhanced my customer service skills, efficiency in managing tasks, and adaptability to use different computer programs, among other skills that I can employ in the future. In the Financial Aid Office specifically, I have learned how tuition is managed and how aid is determined and distributed to students. I also have a new understanding of loans and budgeting that will definitely be helpful as I prepare for graduation and potentially apply for graduate school in a few years."
Alexa Doerr, Glencoe, Minnesota, majoring in Anthrozoology, Psychology, and minoring in Business Administration. 2022 Graduate