FAQ - Work-Study


How can I get work study funds?

Students receive a paycheck twice a month for hours worked. Students receive wages up until their earnings equal the amount they were awarded.

How much will I receive?
  •  Total work study funds depend upon:Availability of work study funds.
  • Financial need.
  • Availability of other types of financial aid.
  • Enrollment plans (i.e. full-time or part-time)
What is the work-study program?

Work study is a part-time, hourly position meant to help meet education costs. If you are awarded work study, you must find an on-campus job.

The work study program:

  • Provides part-time employment, guaranteed to be flexible with a student’s schedule.
  • Is available to full-time or part-time students.
  • Helps pay educational expenses.
  • Helps avoid student loan debt that must be repaid later.
  • Can help students gain valuable experience and skills in an area related to their field of study.
Can any student get a work-study job?

No. Work study designated jobs are available ONLY to eligible students who have work study funding in their financial aid award package.

To request work study funding:

1. Complete your FAFSA application.

2. Complete the Work Study Funding Request form online.


Why do some students receive work study funds when others don’t?

With limited funding for work study awards, CWI gives priority to students who complete their FAFSA applications and the work study funding request form online. Once these steps are complete, most students are granted funding quickly. A re-evaluation process throughout the year ensures that students are consistently reviewed for eligibility.

Where can I work?

Currently, CWI only offers on-campus work study jobs.

When can I begin searching for a work study job?

After you request work study funding, you may be awarded work study as part of your financial aid package. Once you accept the work study award, you may start searching for job listings. Available work study jobs are posted online and updated frequently on the work study job listings page.

Work Study Jobs »

Don't have work study funding yet?

1. Complete your FAFSA application.

2. Complete the Work Study Funding Request form online.

How much do work study jobs pay?

 At least the current federal minimum wage (wages vary depending on position). Wages are listed in the job description.