Work Study

To apply, you should indicate your interest for work-study on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This award goes to early eligible applicants. Priority for awarding of work-study funds goes to Pell Grant eligible students.

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 work-study students is $10.00 for an estimated 15 hours per week. Your 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 

  1. Go to

  2. Log in using your ULink credentials and your will have access to Cards Career Connection. From there you will need to create your profile and upload your resume.

  3. If you do not have you ULink credentials, here are the steps:

    1. You will still see the same screen, but click on "Sign up for an Account"

    2. Clink Student/Alumni

    3. Click on register a New Account

    4. Fill in the appropriate information, Review and Check the Terms of Service and Clink Submit

    5. You will receive the following message: "Thanks for signing up for Handshake! First things first: let's confirm your registration. Go to you inbox and click the link provided to confirm your email

    6. Please click the Confirm Email link from your email. This process may take up to 24 hours to be approved.

    7. Once your account is approved,, you will be able to log in to Handshake and you will be able to answer some basic questions regarding where you would like to work and what skills you already possess.

    8. You will be able to search for jobs on or off campus, see upcoming career events and upload documents relevant to your job search.

If you need help or have questions, please feel free to contact the UofL Career Development Center at 502-852-
6701 or stop by the Career Development Center located in the Houchens Building Room LL04.

For more information on the Federal Work Study Program, refer to the Funding Education Beyond High School published by the U.S. Department of Education.

               "Federal Work Study Request Form"


How may we assist you? 

Email Service

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Call Student Financial Aid at: (502) 852-5511