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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- On-Campus Federal Workstudy positions are posted in TUPortal -"Applications" under careers@temple
- Off-Campus Authorized Federal Workstudy positions are posted via our job bank Off-Campus Federal Work-study Job Bank