Federal Work-Study

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.

Carroll College Work-Study Guidelines

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