Frequently Asked Questions

Federal Work-Study is a federal financial aid work program funded by Loyola University and the United States Department of Education. Loyola University administers this program in accordance with the laws, federal regulations, and instructions issued by or on behalf of the Department of Education, as well as its own institutional policies.

  1. What are the objectives of the Federal Work-Study Program?
  2. How do I apply for Federal Work-Study?
  3. How is my Federal Work-Study award determined?
  4. What type of job would I be doing?
  5. If I have a Work-Study job can I have another part-time job?
  6. How much an hour will I be paid?
  7. How often will I be paid?
  8. How many hours a week will I work?
  9. If my school work becomes too overwhelming, can I cancel my award?
  10. Can I study abroad and participate in the Federal Work-Study Program?

What are the objectives of the Federal Work-Study Program?

  1. To offer jobs to students who need to earn funds to help pay for their educational expenses;
  2. To provide work experience that will enhance the student's educational and/or occupational goals;
  3. To provide services that would otherwise not exist for Loyola University and other participating nonprofit organizations in the surronding community.

How do I apply for Federal Work-Study?

Complete the Free Application annually for Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. Student eligibility to participate is reviewed annually. Students must complete the form before the application deadline.

How is my Federal Work-Study award determined?

Consideration is taken of the students financial need, the period of employment and the amount of other financial assistance available to the student. If there are any questions regarding financial aid eligibility students should contact the Financial Aid Office.

What type of job would I be doing?

The jobs are at locations on-campus and off-campus that may complement the students’ educational or career goals. You may be assigned to a work area related to your emphasis of study. All of the tasks performed by Work-Study students are essential to the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation of the University and the surrounding community.

On-campus jobs include working in the computer and educational labs, university and law libraries, and departmental and administration offices.

Off-campus jobs are handled through the Community Based Federal Work Study (CBFWS) program.  These include working in schools, community centers, and other organizations that serve the needs of the community

If I have a Work-Study job can I have another part-time job?

Yes, however, it is very important to organize your schedule between jobs and school studies. Students should not assume more responsibility than can realistically be handled.

How much an hour will I be paid?

Students who work in on-campus jobs are paid $7.25/hour.  Students who work in CBFWS positions are paid $10/hr.

How often will I be paid?

Time reports are processed and students are paid once per month.

How many hours a week will I work?

Most Work-Study Students work an average of 10 hours a week. The maximum number of hours that is allowed to a student is 20 per week. Working hours can vary from early morning to late evening and weekends depending on the hours of operation in each department and the student's availability.

If my school work becomes too overwhelming, can I cancel my work-study award?

A student's main objective is to pursue an education. In view of this priority, a student may elect to cancel his/her Work Study award.  If the student has been assigned to a position the student should complete a Cancelllation Form availble in the Department of Human Resources. The student will have the supervisor sign the form and send the form to the Federal Work-Study Coordinator who will notify the Financial Aid Department.  If the student has not been assigned to a position, the student can cancel the award by contacting the Financial Aid Department.

Can I study abroad and participate in the Work-Study Program?

Employment in a foreign country is not permissible under the Federal Work-Study Law.

Loyola University's Federal Work-Study Program is administered without regard to race, creed, color, sex, nondisqualifying disability, or national or ethnic origin.

For additional information concerning Loyola University's Federal Work-Study Program contact the Office of Human Resources, located in Room 102 of the Mercy Building at 2020 Calhoun Street or call (504) 864-7757.

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