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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.

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.


Post a Work-Study Job


  • On-campus employers
    • UCR departments may submit job postings using UCR 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  
    • Questions about on-boarding and time sheets should be referred to your department hiring manager and/or Financial Aid Office.
  • Off-campus employers

    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 9, 2019 Work-Study positions and Placement Forms are viewable to students
    September 9, 2019 Students may begin to apply for Work-Study positions
    September 23, 2019 Students may begin to work using Work-Study
    December 16-20, 2019 Students are eligible to work up to 39 hours
    March 1, 2020 Last Day for new Work-Study Contracts
    March 23-27, 2020 Students are eligible to work up to 39 hours
    June 12, 2020 Last day students may use Work-Study
    June 16-September  2020 Students are not eligible to use Work-Study award
  • Contact information

    Contact Financial Aid at 951.827.5429 if you have questions regarding payroll, student balance or appropriation.

    Contact the Work-Study Coordinator at 951.827.3631 if you have questions regarding the job posting and hiring process.

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