Work Study vs. non Work Study
Some jobs require that you have work study to apply for them. Work study is a financial aid program that is awarded to eligible students based on their financial aid application (FAFSA). Work study jobs are funded by the federal government and the student wages do not come from the department’s budget. Because the student salary is paid by these funds some departments only hire students with work study funding. Students who do not have work study as part of their financial aid package are more limited in their job opportunities but there are usually many non work study options, especially if you begin your job search early.
Undergraduate students are considered for work study by completing the FAFSA and indicating that they are interested in receiving work study. Students must also apply early while funds are available and demonstrate financial need as determined by their FAFSA EFC (Expected Family Contribution).
Graduate students should contact the FSU Financial Aid Office to inquire about work study opportunities. Work Study is not awarded automatically because many grad students choose not to work on campus due to time restraints or many already have other employment.