Federal Work-study for Employers

If you employ students under the Federal Work-study program, either on- or off-campus, or through the America Reads/America Counts tutoring program, you will need access to a variety of information. We cover it all with complete details on hiring students, processing payroll and following University guidelines.


Financial aid eligibility
Students earning Federal Work-study must meet and maintain general financial aid eligibility criteria, including satisfactory academic progress.

Offers may be canceled if no paycheck has been issued within the first four weeks of the semester/session.

Monitor payroll
Payrolls should be closely monitored by departments to verify that student earnings are charging Federal Work-study and not departmental accounts.