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 December 1 each year.
  • Students must have demonstrated financial need per the FAFSA.
  • Students must be meeting Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) each semester they are employed.
  • 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 the amount of Federal Work-Study that appears on their most recent financial aid award.


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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