This federally funded financial aid program enables students to earn money toward college expenses by working on campus, in the government, or in selected nonprofit agencies serving the community. Students may work up to 25 hours a week while classes are in session and receive a monthly paycheck (based on an hourly wage) that they can use for educational expenses. Work schedules must not conflict with a student's classes as students are not allowed to work when they are scheduled to be in class.
Federal work-study is available to students that have significant financial need, are eligible for federal financial aid, and meet the University of Oregon's priority deadline. Funding is limited, and availability may change each year depending on how the program is funded, and the number of applicants.
Receipt of Federal Work-Study does not guarantee that you will have employment. For information on available job opportunities, and assistance locating a position, you may contact the UO Career Center.
First-year Law students are not offered work-study due to the time constraints of the Law program. However, if a first-year Law student is offered a work study position, the student may petition for receipt of a work-study award. Work study can only be offered to eligible students who submit a FAFSA.
Additional Employment Resources:
- The UO Career Center website where you can search for part-time and work-study jobs,
- Attend the Week of Welcome (fall term orientation for new students) job fair,
- Visit the UO Career Center office in person (220 Hendricks Hall)
- Work-Study Frequently Asked Questions
- Off-campus agencies visit the UO Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Employer website.