Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is part of your financial aid package.  It is awarded based on your FAFSA. Our office can assist you in finding a work-study job, but we do not play a role in awarding you academic year work-study and ultimately it is up to the students to find their own Federal Work-Study position. Please contact Student Financial Aid for questions regarding getting awarded work-study at (207) 581-1324 or by emailing them from your maine.edu account to umfinaid@maine.edu.


We reccommend searching for a job through CareerLink, UMaine’s official job database. Here is a guide on how to use CareerLink and how to search for jobs. You should have a default account set up with your maine.edu email; please visit CareerLink and reset your password to start setting up your account! (You have to use your school email to log in.) 

In addition to searching CareerLink, here are some links to departments on campus that hire year-round:

  • For info on Rec Center jobs and how to apply, visit Rec Center Jobs & Application. This application can be downloaded from their website. You will also need a resume and cover letter.
  • For info on Fogler Library click HERE! This application is done fully online. They only can hire students with a work-study award.
  • You may also consider emailing Parking Services, who also hires students (but has no official application): um.parkingservices@maine.edu 
  • Dining Services also hires students for many positions. Details can be found HERE!

If you need resume or cover letter help, please contact the Career Center on campus, who offers free resume review services, cover letter assistance, and even mock interviews! (umainecareercenter@maine.edu).