Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work Study Program provides students with the opportunity to work part-time and earn a bi-weekly paycheck.  Funds earned can be used to help pay education expenses. Work study funds are not applied directly to the student’s bill.

  • To qualify, students must file the FAFSA, meet certain need-based criteria, and must also meet the University of Maine’s priority filing deadline.
  • The total amount of work study awarded is what the student is eligible to earn for the academic year.  Work study award amounts are listed as part of the financial aid award in MaineStreet.
  • Employment opportunities also exist for students who not eligible to receive Federal Work Study.
  • Students may utilize CareerLink, an online employment search tool, to search for available job listings.

For more information on Federal Work Study, available jobs and the procedure for beginning work as well as for general assistance and guidance, please visit the Office of Student Employment website, stop by their office in Wingate Hall or call 207.581.1349 during office hours (M,W-F, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Tues. 9:30-4:30).