• Federal Work-Study is a student financial aid program for eligible undergraduate and graduate students with high financial need.
  • All students who answer "yes" to the question "In addition to grants, are you interested in 'work-study'?" on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web are considered for Work-Study for fall and spring semesters. (Federal Work-Study is a need-based aid program, so not all students who answer "yes" on the FAFSA receive a work-study award.) If you are interested in summer work-study, please review the appropriate related link to the right.
  • Work-Study allows you to earn money to cover a portion of your educational expenses by working within your college or campus, a University office, or an off-campus, nonprofit organization. Positions are available at every Penn State campus.
  • Federal Work-Study will not be credited towards your tuition bill. Work-Study recipients are paid every two weeks and earn at least $8.50 per hour.
  • If you are awarded Federal Work-Study, it is your responsibility to find a Work-Study position.
  • As with all aid programs, work-study recipients must maintain eligibility requirements.
  • Important: If you do not begin working by the end of the second week of fall semester, your fall/spring award will be canceled. In order to hold your Federal Work-Study Award until you secure a position, access Work Study Extension on eLion.

On-Campus Positions

Information related to available On-Campus Work-Study Positions can be found on the "Work-Study Job Search" link on eLion

America Reads

For information related to available America Reads Positions click here.