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Work Study

Federal Work-Study allows you to work part-time (no more than 20 hours per week) and earn money for your education. To be considered for a work-study job at Saint Louis University, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Fast Facts About Work-Study and SLU

Here are a few things to know about federal work-study at SLU:

  • It does not reduce your tuition.
  • Funds are limited and awarded to students based on their financial need.
  • Work-study jobs are real jobs, so you’ll need to apply and interview to be selected for any open positions. Receiving a work-study award does not guarantee you’ll be hired for a position.
  • Earnings from your work-study job are paid directly to you based on your hours worked on a bi-weekly basis. Earnings are NOT automatically applied to your student account. 
  • Students may only work one work-study job at a time. 
  • Students in programs outside the United States, such as study abroad or the Madrid campus, are not eligible for Federal Work Study as labor laws may differ.
  • Awards will be offered as long as funds are available.
  • Awards for the upcoming academic year will begin March 1.

Applying for Work-Study Positions at SLU

To apply for work-study positions at SLU, you’ll need to create an account on Handshake. Once you’re logged in, you can create a profile, upload your résumé and browse job openings.

When you find a job you’re interested in, make sure it’s work-study eligible, and click on the job title to open the description. From there, click on the “apply” tab to submit your application. You will be notified by the department via email or phone if you are selected. Don’t hesitate to contact your financial aid counselor if you haven’t heard anything within two weeks of applying.

The policies, regulations, procedures, and fees are subject to change without prior notice, if necessary, to keep Saint Louis University policies in compliance with state and federal laws and/or with rules and regulations of Saint Louis University.