Federal Work-Study At UC Riverside
The Federal Work-Study Program is one component of funds granted by the Federal Government to aid individuals with financial need in achieving a college education. Federal Work-Study assists employers by paying a portion of a qualified student's wages with the employer paying the remaining balance.
**Reminder: As of January 1, 2018, minimum wage is $11 an hour**
The UC Riverside Financial Aid Office determines the percentage split each year.
To qualify for the program, an employer must be a public or private nonprofit organization,
submit an agreement, and be approved by the Financial Aid Office. Employers are encouraged
to develop Work-Study positions that will provide students with meaningful learning
experiences and help meet their educational or career goals, without displacing or
replacing regular employees.
The Federal Work-Study Program is available from September to June. Students are eligible for the program based on financial need and are permitted to work up to 19 hours per week during school sessions or up to 39 hours per week during any full week when classes are not in session. In the event a student depletes his or her award, the employer may terminate the student employee, or assume 100% of the hourly wage thereafter.
- UCR departments may submit job postings using Handshake
- New job postings are required each year. Students must submit a Placement Form each academic year even if they are returning to the same position
- Work-Study Frequently Asked Questions
In order to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program, the organization must submit an Agreement Form. Documents must be approved by UCR prior to posting Work-Study positions online. Additional documents will be sent once the university has approved the agreement. The Federal Work-Study Agreement must be completed each academic year even if there has been prior participation. Please see the Invitation Letter for additional details.To receive a packet email the Work-Study Coordinator.
Important dates and deadlines
The Federal Work-Study Program runs during the academic year and does not cover summer months. The 2018-2019 academic year begins September 24, 2018 and ends June 14, 2019. Contracts are accepted on a continuous basis but need to be renewed every academic year.
|September 10, 2018||Work-Study positions are viewable to students|
|September 10, 2018||Students may begin to apply for Work-Study positions|
|September 24, 2018||Students may begin to work using Work-Study|
|September 10, 2018||Student Work-Study Placement forms available on Handshake|
|December 17-28, 2018||Students are eligible to work up to 39 hours|
|March 23-29, 2019||Students are eligible to work up to 39 hours|
|June 14-September 2019||Student is not eligible to use Work-Study award|