Federal work study provides part-time employment for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, allowing them the opportunity to earn money while enrolled in school to help pay for educational related expenses. Please review the different work study options available to students below. Students can apply for positions on Handshake, SRU's new on campus employment platform. To access Handshake and learn more about student employment, see the Payroll Office Student Employment Section.
Federal Work Study
Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FASFA to be considered for FWS. No student is guaranteed a job. A maximum of twenty hours per week may be worked during periods of enrollment. The current base rate is $8.50/hour. Students are paid on a bi-weekly basis for the number of hours worked.
Community Service Work Study
Federal work-study eligible students may wish to seek employment through the Community Service Work Study program. Several areas on campus offer Community Service positions including the SGA Child Care Center, The Office for Community-Engaged Learning (OCEL), the Macoskey Center, the Aebersold Recreation Center, and the Women's Center.
State Student Employment Program
For those students who do not demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA, the University offers an extensive employment program using institutional funds. Maximum hours, wage rates, and hiring procedures are identical to those of the FWS program.