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Work-Study Program  


work study  

What is Work-Study?

Work-Study is a program that is funded by the government. It offers financial support to students with a demonstrated financial need. Eligible students may use their award by obtaining a Work-Study job at the University or with an approved off-campus employer. Work-Study funds must be used from September 19, 2016, to June 16, 2017.


To be eligible, you must:

  • File your FAFSA by the March 2 deadline. (Note: FAFSA is available each year beginning October 1.)
  • Demonstrate a financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Accept your award via R’Web.
  • Remain enrolled, and maintain “Satisfactory Academic Progress” while working under the program (i.e. a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0).
  • Have used your Work-Study allocation the previous award year (for continuing students only). If you did not use previous funds, you may not be eligible for future funds.

If you qualify for Work-Study, you will be notified in your financial aid award letter. The gross earnings you can receive under the program will also be included in the letter.

Deadlines for 2016-2017

Work-Study funds can only be used between September 19, 2016, and June 16, 2017.

Work-Study Orientations

New Work-Study students are encouraged to attend one of the following orientations PRIOR to applying for Work-Study positions.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at 10 11 am in HUB 260
  • Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at 11 am-12:30 pm in HUB 260

If you can't attend a Work-Study orientation, visit the Virtual Career Center. Click on the Work-Study tab to view an online orientation presentation. Otherwise, get the need-to-know highlights by contacting the Work-Study Coordinator at (951) 827-2735.

Work-Study Benefits

Use your Work-Study award and enjoy the following:

  • Access to more on-campus jobs
  • A flexible schedule for academics
  • Saved gas money and travel time
  • Paid experience
  • Transferable skills to build your resume
  • An established network
  • The potential to gain academic credit for an internship
  • A meaningful place within the UCR community



Contact the Career Center
at (951) 827-3631
or careercounseling@ucr.edu.
for help with:

  • Job search assistance
  • Help with Work-Study job application
  • Drop-In counseling

Contact Financial Aid
at (951) 827-3878
or Finaid@ucr.edu.
for help with

  • Work-Study eligibility
  • Award adjustments
  • Letter of Clearance appointments
  • Paycheck pick up

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Career Center
Career Center Plaza

Tel: (951) 827-3631
Fax: (951) 827-2447
Student Questions: careercounseling@ucr.edu
Employer Questions: careerrecruiting@ucr.edu