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Work-Study Program

Work-Study Program

If you are an incoming student for Fall 2019 and received Work-Study as part of your financial aid package, more information will be sent to you in August about how to use your award.

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 24, 2018, to June 14, 2019.


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 2018-2019

Work-Study funds can only be used between September 24, 2018, and June 14, 2019.

Work-Study Orientations

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

  • Monday, 9/24 from 10-11a, in PHY 2000

  • Monday, 9/24 from 2-3p, in PHY 2000

  • Tuesday, 9/25 from 11a-12p, in LFSC 1500

  • Wednesday, 9/26 from 1-2p, in LFSC 1500

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

Important Dates & Deadlines

September 10, 2018 Work-Study positions are viewable to first year 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 UCR 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

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