Student employment is available to eligible students who apply for work-study and demonstrate financial need by completing a FAFSA for the applicable award year. Qualifying students may work on campus, or off-campus if performing community service activities or research. A contract must be in place prior to working off-campus.  The Office of Student Financial Services determines the total amount students may earn annually. This is NOT a loan program. Students who obtain Federal Work-Study employment are paid bi-weekly.  Awards are based on allocations of federal funding. Students may not start work as a Federal Work-Study student without first receiving approval from Student Financial Services.