Office of Financial Aid — Work Study Handbook

Work Study Handbook: Information for Students

Summer Work-Study Program

Summer employment begins May 15 and ends August 31. If funds are available, students may be hired for summer employment after receiving approval from the . Summer work-study is an opportunity for students to help meet the cost of their education through full-time summer employment on campus or at a participating Community Service agency. Students are allowed to work up to 40 hours per week, and are expected to save a portion of their earnings to meet the cost of their education for the following year.

How do I find out if I'm eligible?

Students must be work-study eligible during the regular academic year, and also enrolled as a student the following academic year. It is very important that returning students have all of their financial aid reapplication materials in by the specified deadlines or they will not be able to do summer work-study. For an explanation please contact the .

I am graduating this year - can I still do work-study over the summer?

Graduating students do not qualify for Federal Work-Study. However, graduating students can work on campus the summer following their graduation if the department they are working for can pay 100% of their wages.

I have an on-campus job lined up for the summer - can I do it as Summer Work-Study?

Because summer work-study is a federally funded program, you must first file the FAFSA. Once your data has been calculated and reported to Willamette, we will be able to determine if you qualify for summer work-study. You must also fill out aSummer Work-Study Request Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office before your summer job begins.

Where do I find out about summer work-study jobs?

You may contact the department you are interested in working for to determine if they have any summer openings. Other campus and community jobs are posted on Willamette's online Job Board.