Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program is a federally funded, campus-based aid program designed to provide part-time jobs for eligible students with financial need.

  • Jobs are located both on and off-campus.
  • Students are paid at least minimum wage. Some positions pay a higher wage.
  • Students work around their class schedules.
  • Students receive a bi-weekly paycheck for hours worked. 

To participate:

  • Submit the FAFSA no later than March 1 each year.
  • Students must have financial need.
  • Students must have a grade point average of 2.25.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) each semester they are employed.
  • Choose from job opportunities which are available in nearly every department at the University.
  • Students may not work more than 29 hours per week.
  • Students may not work during regularly scheduled class times or activities.
  • Student earnings may not exceed their award amount.


The Office of Student Financial Aid will send an award notification to eligible students with instructions for securing a job.

Fees owed The University of Akron will not be deducted from wages earned through the Federal Work-Study Program.

Though program earnings are taxable income, they are excluded from consideration as income on the FAFSA for the following year.

View an updated list of Federal Work Study Jobs available now.

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