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Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study program provides on-campus employment for students while they attend college. Students who receive Federal Work-Study funds must:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Demonstrate need to be eligible for work-study funds.
  • Be paid at least federal minimum wage, but it is related to the type and difficulty of work that is done.
  • Perform work-study employment anywhere from 6-8 hours per week.

*The number of hours worked weekly is determined by the amount of work-study dollars awarded and financial need.


How to Apply

To apply for Federal Work-Study, simply indicate on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that you are interested in work-study.

Student Employment Opportunities

Eastern Illinois University has many job opportunities for students (PDF). Also, find out what opportunities are available off-campus. Be sure to check for Summer work opportunities, perhaps in your hometown.

Please view the student employment regulations here.

Please note: This is not a complete listing of openings on campus. These are just the positions that our office has been notified of. If you are interested in working for a particular department, please contact them directly and inquire about opportunities.