Campus Student Employment (Work Study)

Campus Student Employment (Work Study)

Part-time employment offers a substantial source of additional income to defray college expenses.  The work experience may also develop valuable skills needed for future full-time employment.

Students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week during periods of enrollment and 37.5 hours per week when classes are not in session.  Students may not work more than 8 hours per day.  Students may not work during a period when class is scheduled, even if the class has been cancelled for a particular day.  Pay rates are subject to change without notice in accordance with changes in the Minimum Wage Law.  Employment awards may be revised if a student receives additional financial aid that was not considered when the award was made.

To apply for work-study students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and indicate their interest by answering yes to the work-study question on the FAFSA.  The Financial Aid Office will process interested individuals for federal or state work-study depending on their financial need. Federal work-study (FWS) funding is available to students with financial need while institutional state work-study is available to students who do not demonstrate the level of financial need necessary for the FWS. The amount of the work-study award indicates potential earnings. It is not a guarantee of employment. Please note that you may not deduct work-study awards from your university bill.

Students may apply for available positions through our career management software, Handshake at: https://bloomu.joinhandshake.com.

General eligibility requirements must be satisfied by students to receive work-study assistance: they must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Bloomsburg on at least a half-time basis (Undergraduate - six credits per semester / Graduate - five credits per semester) and maintain satisfactory progress.

Students wishing to work on the work-study program during the summer semester do not need to be enrolled for summer classes as long as the student is scheduled to return to Bloomsburg University for the following fall semester on at least a half-time basis.

Off-campus, full-time summer jobs are available for eligible Pennsylvania residents who have great financial need and who must earn a part of their educational expenses.  For more information contact Bloomsburg University's Center for Leadership and Engagement office.  The center promotes community service through volunteerism, student employment, and academic service learning.  The center locates part-time employment for interested students, places volunteers in the community, and facilitates service learning through academic curriculum integration.