Federal Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program is a federally funded program that provides part-time employment opportunities in various offices on campus and in the community to students who demonstrate financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are paid at an hourly rate (typically minimum wage), and receive their pay through the university payroll system on a bi-weekly basis for hours worked. Federal Work-Study funds will not be credited directly to a student’s AUM student account.

Work-Study eligibility is determined each year as a result of early submission of the FAFSA and a student’s financial need. Funding levels and the number of positions are limited, therefore, positions are not guaranteed to all eligible applicants or from one year to the next. Recipients must agree to work the hours required by these positions. The award amounts are typically made to allow you to work a maximum of 20 hours a week.  Work schedules and positions are determined each semester, and are planned around the student’s class schedule. Priority consideration during the initial awarding period is given to students that complete the FAFSA by the March 1st priority date, and indicate you are interested in Work-study on the FAFSA.


  • You must complete the FAFSA.
  • You must have financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA.
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time at AUM.
  • You must meet and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • You must meet all other financial aid eligibility requirements.

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