What is the Work-Study Program?
Work-study provides students a way to pay for school through a part-time job on campus. After a student submits their FAFSA application, they can apply for a work-study position if they have unmet needs based on the results of their FAFSA application. The Federal Work-Study Program is authorized and funded by the Federal Government, and only the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office may award DSU Work-study funds. Eligible students will receive their Work-study award as part of their total financial aid award only after they have received a work-study job offer.
All available positions will be posted by July 1st for that upcoming academic year.
How do I apply?
Work-study funds are part of a student’s financial aid package and cannot be awarded unless you have submitted a FAFSA and have documented need. You can complete your FAFSA application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
I have a Completed FAFSA. What’s Next?
- Complete the Work Study Application for Employment on Handshake . Be sure to complete each item, especially a current phone number where you can be reached. Once you submit the application, it will be forwarded to department’s supervisor.
- You will be contacted by phone or Dmail about the position you applied for.
- If hired, the Financial Aid Office will contact you through your Dmail with New Employee Orientation dates and times.
- A work-study award is not a guaranteed job. The responsibility of locating and obtaining a job is up to you.
- Work-study funds are awarded on a first-come, first served basis.
- Because of limited funds, you should apply for financial aid early if you wish to participate in the work-study program.
- A work-study award generally allows you to work 15-20 hours a week.
- Work-study is offerred during the Fall and Spring Semesters only. There are no positions available during Summer.
For additional information regarding Work-Study (funding, notification of work awards, necessary information to complete before first day of work, pay periods, etc.), please review The Work-study Employment Handbook.
No new work-study positions will be awarded after February 1st of each year. All additional questions/requests can be directed to the DSU Financial Aid Work-Study Coordinator, Lindsey Bracken at (435) 652-7580 or lindsey.bracken@Dixie.edu.
Dixie State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.