Student Jobs & Work Study
Campus jobs are a great opportunity to gain work experience and earn money for college.
Many students also work part-time during college to help cover tuition costs and living expenses.
WSU departments employ over 1,000 students each year in either work study or student help positions.
Whether you have a work study job or student help job, you’ll earn the University minimum wage and receive a paycheck every 2 weeks.
Work study is part of your financial aid award, and it’s given to students who have financial need.
Work study programs are funded through both the State of Minnesota and the federal government. However, you must be a Minnesota resident to receive state work study awards.
To be considered for work study, the first step is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must also be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduate students and 3 credits for graduate students) to be eligible.
Once you’ve been awarded work study, then you’ll start searching for a work study job. These are things to keep in mind:
- You must get a work study job to earn the money you’ve been awarded
- Work study eligibility does not guarantee employment, and you must go through the regular hiring process
- Your work study can be cancelled if you don’t find a position or you leave a work study job
- There is a maximum amount of work study funds you can earn each academic year, and you may not earn the full amount depending on how many hours you work