Navigating Federal Work Study eligibility
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Not sure if you’re eligible for Work Study? Check out these links for more information:
- Student Guide to Work Study
- How financial need is determined
- Applying for Financial Aid (complete by January 15th prior to upcoming school year)
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (open year round, but UW's deadline is January 15th prior to upcoming school year)
- Student Financial Aid FAQs
- Money Management – helpful tools and tips to assist and build student financial wellbeing
You know you’re eligible for Workstudy, so now what?
When you apply online for a Jumpstart position, make sure to check the “YES” box under “Eligible for Federal Work-Study Award”. It will ask you if you know the amount you were awarded. You can find this in your financial aid award. Not sure how to find that out? You can check your Financial Aid Status on MyUW for more information on your status and award amount.
If you were selected to be part of Jumpstart, CONGRATULATIONS! Here are your next steps:
- Verify you are eligible for Work Study by emailing email@example.com or checking your Financial Aid Status for your award amount
- Respond to your acceptance letter with the requested information from your site manager
- Your site manager will verify they’ve received your info and will complete the Online Hiring Form
- You will receive instructions from our payroll contact, which will include submitting your I-9 document(s) and filling out your I-9 Form via Workday (you have 3 days to complete this Form once you receive info before payroll stops your hiring process)
- In the meantime, complete these online Workday trainings and make sure to respond to all tasks and emails in order to get you fully enrolled in Workday and paid on time
As a Work Study student, you have rights as well as responsibilities. Please be sure you are aware of these by completing the listed training and by visiting the Student Guide to Work Study. You also have access to resources on campus that can help you with things like Money Management. Still have questions? Check out the Student Financial Aid FAQs
*Work Study start date may differ from your “Official AmeriCorps/Jumpstart start date”. If you have questions, ask your site manager.
Other helpful resources:
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Community Engagement & Leadership Education (CELE) Center
- Finding a Work Study Job
Last updated: May 8, 2023, SS