Student Employment > On-Campus Jobs > Federal Work-Study
The Federal Work-Study Program is a need-based, federally funded, part-time employment program. Your salary is paid jointly by federal funds and by DePaul. Federal Work-Study is funding awarded to selected students by the Office of Financial Aid as part of a financial aid package.
When you accept a federal work-study award, it is your responsibility to seek employment through the Office of Student Employment. Federal Work Study eligibility does not guarantee placement in an on-campus job. Please note that work-study dollars are paid directly to you for hours worked; funds are not credited to your tuition account from this program. Your hourly rate of pay will be based on the requirements of your job and on university pay scales, but will not be less than the federal minimum wage. You will receive a paycheck every other Friday.
Yes. This is because you qualify for Federal Work-Study based on your financial aid eligibility. Your qualifications can change depending on changes made to your financial aid eligibility or award.
Common circumstances that can affect eligibility:
For more information about Federal Work-Study, visit the Federal Work-Study page or contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Federal Work-Study income (although taxable) does not affect your future financial aid eligibility. The money you earn up to the amount of the award is considered “aid” and money earned above the award amount is considered “income” on your renewal FAFSA the following year. For more information on the treatment of Federal Work-Study earnings on your FAFSA, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at DePaul Central.
As a student working on campus you are required to pay State and Federal taxes, but you are exempt from FICA tax during the academic quarters.
Some positions at DePaul – such as the Community Service positions at the Steans Center or certain tutoring programs (for example: Jump-Start tutors, Catholic School Initiative tutors, and Community Partners ) – are restricted to Federal Work Study-eligible students. However, for most positions, Federal Work-Study eligibility is not required. Be sure to ask the Office of Student Employment or DePaul Central if you have questions about your position.