How to Get a Work-Study Job

STEP 1: Apply for Federal Work-Study through FAFSA.

Select “Yes” for the work-study option.


STEP 2: Receive your award letter.

Review the award letter to confirm that you have been approved for work-study.


STEP 3: Search for work-study jobs.

Look for work-study jobs that interest you and will help build your career. Be sure to develop or update your resume, cover letter, and recommendations.


STEP 4: Interview.

Apply and interview for work-study jobs. Always send a follow-up card, letter, or email to thank the interview committee.


STEP 5: Work hard and network.

STEP 6: File your taxes!