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.
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.
|The University of Akron
Office of Student Financial Aid
Akron, OH 44325-6211
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Students completing the FAFSA are automatically considered for all federal aid programs whether or not it is checked on the FAFSA. If you met the criteria for a Federal Work-Study award the funds were probably exhausted at that time of your award.
Eligible students are notified on the Award Notification Letter with a Federal Work-Study earnings amount listed.
Once you have earned your Federal Work-Study award you must be terminated from the program.
You may have received additional aid such as an outside-scholarship which was not posted to your account at the time we awarded Federal Work-Study funds. This may require an adjustment or cancellation of your Federal Work-Study award.
Continue to check your ZipLine account to see if you have been awarded. Generally, all work-study aid is awarded in full by mid July.
If you do not earn your total funds available during the fall and spring terms, any unused portion at the end of spring will be lost.
You may or may not be able to secure your award once you have declined it. Declined awards are usually passed on to other eligible students.
There is no guaranty that you will receive Federal Work-Study funds from year to year. You must continue to meet all the eligibility criteria required to be considered for Federal Work-Study.
This is just like any job you would find in the work place. You are only paid for the hours you work.
The pay rate for each job is determined by the skill or experience required posted on the website.
Regular student assistant positions are posted on the Career Center website. These jobs are paid through departmental funds and do not fall under the Federal Work-Study guidelines.
Local off-campus non-profit agencies provide Federal Work-Study students the opportunity to earn their Federal Work-Study award while performing community service work.