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.
**Reminder: As of January 1, 2017, minimum wage will increase to $10.50 an hour**
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.
- UCR departments may submit job postings using SCOTjobs
- 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
- Work-Study Frequently Asked Questions
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 2016-2017 academic year begins September 19, 2016 and ends June 9, 2017. Contracts are accepted on a continuous basis but need to be renewed every academic year.
|September 6, 2016||Work-Study positions are viewable to students|
|September 6, 2016||Students may begin to apply for Work-Study positions|
|September 19, 2016||Students may begin to work using Work-Study|
|September 19, 2016||Student Work-Study Placement forms available on SCOTjobs|
|December 12-16, 2016||Students are eligible to work up to 39 hours|
|March 27-31, 2017||Students are eligible to work up to 39 hours|
|June 10-September, 2017||Student is not eligible to use Work-Study award|