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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 tuition 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 within the Costs and Aid tab of the TUportal.  

           Fall 2022/Spring 2023 work-study

  • Fall 2022 work-study can be used August 13, 2022- December 15th.
    • Student must accept their awards via Self-Service Banner in TUPortal- Cost & Aid tab.
  • Spring 2023 work-study can be used January 14th - May 5th. ( Originally the start date was 12/31 due to the payroll calendar this was not feasible).
  • Graduate/Professional Students must request workstudy via They are not auto-packaged with work-study.

Federal Work-Study FAQs

Main Campus Student Financial Services only packages Undergraduate & Graduate students. Professional students will be reviewed for work-study eligibility by their respective financial aid offices as listed below. 

Locating Federal Work-study Employment

Please note that having a Federal work-study award does not guarantee a Federal work-study job position is available.  

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

I-9 Process

If you have questions regarding the I-9 hiring for HR please refer to the HR website: