Attention Work-study students: The first day you’re able to apply for work-study positions, for the 2013-2014 academic year, is September 9, 2013. The first day you’re able to start working, using your work-study award, is September 23, 2013. New or transfer students are encouraged to attend a work-study orientation during 0 week before applying for work-study positions (dates and times are TBD).
Returning work-study students who are working off campus will be able to schedule Letter of Clearance appointments on September 9 and begin working September 23.
Pay periods are currently changing, please keep checking emails and notifications on updates.
What is Federal Work-Study?
Work-Study is a program funded by the Federal Government that offers financial support to students with a demonstrated financial need. Eligible students may use the money awarded to them by obtaining a Work-Study job at the
University or with an approved off-campus employer. Work-Study is offered during the academic year only. Review available jobs using the on-line database, SCOTjobs.
To be eligible for a Work-Study job, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate a financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress (e.g., at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA) while working under the Work-Study program.
Benefits to Work-Study. Why Earn Your Award?
- Earn your award as a paycheck just like a part-time job
- Access to more on-campus jobs
- Flexible schedule with your academics
- Save travel time & gas money
- Be part of the UCR community
- Establish a network
How Do I Apply?
- New students must file a FAFSA financial aid application and returning students must complete their renewal FAFSA in March (check with the Financial Aid Office for the exact date).
- If you obtain Work-Study, you will receive a financial aid award notification that notes the gross earnings you can receive under the Work-Study Program via GROWL
- You may use your Work-Study award during the year or elect not to use it. If you decide not to use your award, you will not receive Work-Study in subsequent years, as funds are very limited.
Students apply for Work-Study positions directly through UCR’s online job and internship database, SCOTjobs. For step-by step instructions, please see Work-Study Job Search Instructions & Guidelines Important Dates and Deadlines
Who to Contact
- For Federal Work-Study Job Search and Federal Work-Study Orientation information contact the Work-Study Coordinator, or call at 951.827.2735
- For Financial Aid Award Inquiries, Financial Records, and Letter of Clearance questions email the Financial Aid Office or call 951.827.5429