We encourage all new and continuing work-study eligible students to be informed by watching the Work-Study Orientation webinar above to stay updated on the process.
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, 2022 to June 9, 2023.
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).
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.
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
Important Dates & Deadlines
August 22, 2022
Work-Study Job Postings Live on Handshake
Students may begin to apply for work-study positions
September 19, 2022
First Day of Quarter
Work-Study eligibility period begins
Students able to work up to 19 hours per week
October 6, 2022
In-Person On-Campus Student Employment Fair
Open to all UCR Students. Work-Study student community highly encouraged to attend.
December 12 – 22, 2022
Classes not in session; Students able to work up to 39 hours for winter break
March 27-31, 2023
Classes not in session; Students able to work up to 39 hours for spring break
June 9, 2023
Work-Study eligibility period concludes
Last day students may use Work-Study funds
If you are eligible for Work-study and interested in exploring work-study positions, the Student and College Engagement team at the Career Center can help! Schedule a virtual or in-person counseling appointment for help with your resume, job search, interviewing prep, and more. To get started, click on the links below.
Schedule a Counseling Appointment with your designated Career Specialist
How to create a Handshake Account
Schedule a 15-minute Express Career Advising Appointment
Accessing Work-Study Jobs on Handshake:
- To view work-study positions on Handshake, you will go to Jobs, click on Filters, and select Work-study, and Show Results. (Work-study positions are only viewable on Handshake to work-study eligible students).
- Here you will find opportunities for both on-campus and off-campus work-study approved sites.
- Positions will continue to be posted throughout the year. If you are not seeing what you are looking for, be sure to visit often for updated positions.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you are being rehired for an on-campus work-study position, the department will need to post this position on Handshake as a RESERVED position. This position will not be viewable on Handshake. Please refer these questions to email@example.com for questions related to this process.
If you are invited for an interview:
- Be sure to download your 2022-2023 Federal Work-study Eligibility Notification form provided to you through the job description in Handshake prior to your interview, and share this form with the employer.
The Hiring Process
Congratulations, you aced the interview, and have been offered a work-study position! It will now be up to you to start the hiring process. Please complete the Work-Study New Hire Form to initiate a DocuSign process which will require e-signatures from both your supervisor and yourself. Depending on whether this is an on-campus or off-campus position, it will route to the appropriate channels for authorization. If you have questions regarding this process or the status of your employment contract, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Work-Study funds can only be used between September 19, 2022 and June 9, 2023.
For a summary of the process described above, you can access this Work-Study Student infographic as a reference.
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