Work Study

The Work Study Program provides funds that are earned through part-time employment to assist students with educational expenses while gaining valuable work experience. The work study program encourages employment in community service and in fields related to your major of study. Job positions can be either on-campus or off-campus. Most off-campus positions will be at private nonprofit agencies or public agencies and will be in the public interest.

If you are awarded Work Study (WS), whether it is Federal Work Study (FWS) or St. Thomas Work Study (STU), the amount shown in your award letter is the total amount of money you may expect to earn during the award period as a result of work performed. If you are accepting the award, you will receive an email which will include your Work Study packet, the link to our online training, and the Mandatory Training form. Failure to complete and submit the required forms by the deadline given, will result in the cancellation of your WS award. To maintain eligibility for WS, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. WS students may work up to 7 hours a day with a half hour lunch break and a maximum of 15 hours per week.

Students who were not awarded Work Study and wish to be added to the wait list, please click here and complete the Work Study Wait List Form that corresponds to the academic year you are interested in to be considered.

Student Responsibility Guide

Available Work Study Positions & Rates

Supervisor Training

Student Worker Training

Payment Schedule