Financial Aid

Federal Work-Study Job Search

The Federal Work-Study job search process can occur via Handshake, UC's career services platform.

  • Handshake users can filter by "work study."
  • Handshake also has a mobile app available by searching "Handshake Jobs & Careers."

Jobs for the upcoming academic year begin posting in August and will continue to post throughout the academic year.

Additional jobs will be added as employers post them. While most jobs are posted in August/September (for the academic year) and April/May (for summer), jobs are listed throughout the year. Students looking for a job should check the listings frequently as jobs will be added weekly.

Students wishing to return to a past work-study job can contact their previous employer for details on the hiring process. The student will likely be required to complete at least a portion of the online process.

Job Availability

"Work-Study Student" positions in the listings are available ONLY to students with a Federal Work-Study award as part of their financial aid package. At the same time, most on-campus employers will gladly hire work-study students for their "Student Worker" positions.

Please alert all potential employers that you are a work-study student, and be prepared to provide a printed copy of your online award offer as proof of your eligibility.

Verifying Your Work-Study Eligibility

When asked to provide a copy of your Financial Aid Award when applying for Work-Study positions, go to your online award offer. Copy and paste the award offer into a Microsoft Word document. You can then easily attach it to online applications.

Work with your hiring department to complete all steps of the student employment payroll process.