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Work-Study Facts:

  • Work-Study Interest has to be indicated on the FAFSA.
  • Work-Study is an opportunity to work.
  • If Work-Study is declined, Work-Study will not be offered in the future.
  • Students have to find their Work-Study job.
  • Work-Study does not apply directly to student charges.
  • Work-Study is paid bi-weekly, based on the amount of hours worked.

Federal Work-Study

Work-Study is a federal student aid program offering job opportunities to financial aid applicants who meet specific eligibility criteria. Students are paid an hourly rate and receive a paycheck every two weeks for the hours worked. Students may not earn more than the amount of Work-Study awarded.

Students must request Work-Study on the FAFSA to be considered. Funding is limited and priority consideration will be given to those students who file the FAFSA by the priority filing date (December 1 for new students and January 1 for returning students). Typically, students will receive a $2,000 award for the academic year. Work-Study recipients must meet specific income eligibility requirements and demonstrate financial need. Continuing students must also be registered as a full time student for the fall semester by June 15. In addition, returning Work-Study students must have earned at least $1,200 of their Work-Study award in the prior academic year. Students who decline their Work-Study award or do not earn at least $1,200 will not have their Work-Study award renewed.

Work-Study awards must be accepted on MyUAlbany by the beginning of the respective fall semester or the award will be cancelled.

Students with accepted work-study awards use the Work-Study Employment Website to search and apply for jobs online. Information regarding the Work-Study website will be sent to students with accepted Work-Study awards in early August. Work-Study is a job opportunity, not a guaranteed job.

Non-Work-Study Employment Opportunities

Students looking for work may be able to find employment opportunities on campus. To help students, the Office of Human Resources Management has created a website where students will find information about employment opportunities at UAlbany. Please visit the Student Employment Opportunities website.