Financial Aid


Work-Study lets you work and earn money to help pay for your costs. It is a need-based employment opportunity given to you as part of your financial aid package. 

Work-Study programs fall into two categories.






Federal Work-Study

Federally subsidized employment program awarded by UC

Based on financial need; early FAFSA application

Earning eligibility to $3,000

Unlike other aid that is credited to the bill, bi-weekly paycheck received based on hours worked; hourly wage depends on job responsibilities

Federal Work-Study - Summer

Same as above

Based on financial need; application available  beginning February 1

Earning eligibility to $2,500

Same as above


  • Must be admitted into a degree program to receive work-study.
  • Eligibility criteria subject to change; maximum amounts are estimates and dependent upon sufficient funding.
  • Early FAFSA application means limited funding; awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis until funding is depleted.

Non-Work-Study Employment

Even if you are not awarded Federal Work-Study, there are job opportunities on campus.

As well, UC originated the concept of cooperative education and many academic programs have alternating terms of co-op or other experiential learning.