The work-study program is a federally funded program that enables Hawkeye to employ students part-time for positions on or off campus.

Awards generally range from $2000 - $3000 per academic year and you can earn only what you have been awarded. Your work-study funds will be disbursed only when you work the agreed upon hours.

Preference for work-study funds is given to students who have:

  • the most financial need
  • previously held a work-study position and whose job performance is in good standing

Applying for Work-Study

  1. Complete a FAFSA. The outcome of your FAFSA determines if you are eligible for work-study funds.

  2. Complete a work-study application. Print, complete, and submit your work-study application [pdf].

Work-Study Award Notification

The Financial Aid office emails work-study award notification separate from the regular financial aid award email notification sent to you with your grant and loan eligibilities. The award amount listed on the email is the maximum amount you can earn in that given school year.

There is no guarantee of employment or that you will earn the amount awarded to you.

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