Work Study

Federal Work-Study is a federal student aid program that provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.  For additional information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education Federal Work-Study website.

Federal Work-Study awards are currently available. If enrolled and interested in your Federal Work-Study eligibility being evaluated, please complete the Federal Work Study Request Form.

To apply, you should indicate your interest for Federal Work-Study on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This award goes to early eligible applicants. Priority for awarding of Federal Work-Study funds goes to Pell Grant eligible students. If you do not complete or are not eligible to complete a FAFSA form, you will not be eligible for Federal Work-Study funding.

If you have been awarded financial aid through the Federal Work-Study program, you will be given the opportunity to seek employment on one of the University's campuses. At UofL, the hourly wage for Federal Work-Study students is $15.00 for an estimated 15 hours per week. Your Federal Work-Study offered amount listed on your award notification is the maximum you may earn during the award period. This is not a guarantee you will earn this amount, but rather it is a reasonable estimate of what you should be able to earn. If you choose to accept the offered award, we will notify you regarding instructions for securing a job.

Students are also encouraged to consider community service jobs. On-campus community service opportunities are available at the library, and the Student Financial Aid Office. Off-campus community service opportunities are available as part of the Reading Tutor Community Service Program, by working as reading and math tutors in certain local elementary schools. Hopefully, you will be able to secure a job related to your vocational goals, previous work experience, or special skills.

Cards Career Connection Log-in Directions

Students can utilize the Career Service Symplicity job search tool to identify on campus job opportunities.

If you have questions or concerns about using Symplicity, please contact the University Career Center at 502-852-6701, or

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