Office of Financial Aid — Work Study Handbook

Work Study Handbook: Information for Students

Eligibility - Jobs

Any University position for which there is a professional staff person to provide regular supervision is eligible for consideration under the Federal Work-Study Program. Work performed for a professor must be in relation to the work as a Willamette University professor, not for personal projects. Work-study students may not be employed by graduate students to assist them in research unless the student is hired by the department.

Off-campus, the Federal Work-Study Program has been expanded to include community service organizations. As defined by federal regulations, community service is designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs, including such fields as health care, child care, literacy training, education, welfare, social services, transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, crime prevention, recreation, rural development and community improvement.

Willamette University does participate in the 'America Reads Program' to meet part of the community service portion of the Federal Work Study program. Through this program, work-study students will be able to make a contribution to the community by working as reading tutors at several local public schools.

The Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Program is currently at capacity and not accepting new community partnerships.