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Federal Work Study

Federal work-study is a Federal Grant that  allows students to earn funding via a bi-weekly paycheck to help cover non-billable educational expenses. Federal work-study funding does not get applied towards tution and fees. Students must work an approved work-study position to earn the funding. To qualify students must have a valid FAFSA on file and qualify for Title IV Federal Aid. Students must also demonstrate unmet financial need as defined by the FAFSA application.  Work-study is packaged on a student's financial aid offer. You can view this via the Cost & Aid tab of TUPortal. Federal work-study offers must be accepted by students via TUPortal- Cost & Aid tab.  Students who do not have work-study on their current aid offer can request a review for the grant by contacting us at


Locating Federal Workstudy Employment

Please note that having a Federal work-study award does not guarantee a Federal work-study job position is available. Current Federal guidance does not permit students in the 2020-21 academic year to be paid for hours not worked, even if due to COVID-19. 

To locate Federal work-study job opportunities within Temple University you should refer to the following sources: