Federal Work-Study is a need-based form of financial aid, so eligibility is determined using the information from your FAFSA. The primary source of funding for Federal Work-Study is the federal government. Students who are not offered Federal Work-Study as part of their financial aid may still work on campus, in which case the funding comes from Longwood.

Work-Study is an opportunity to get a job while in school and earn money to help with educational expenses.

If work-study is offered as part of your financial aid, please understand the following:

  • You are not required to accept Federal Work-Study, it is optional.
  • Work-study funds will not be applied directly to your bill like grants, scholarship, or loans will be.
  • You must apply for a job(s) on campus, be hired, and work to earn the funds.
  • You will be paid bi-weekly for hours worked. We highly recommend signing up for direct deposit.
  • If work-study is included as part of your financial aid, the amount offered is the maximum you may earn throughout the year.
  • Exceptions can be made if a student would like to earn more; contact the Office of Financial Aid to inquire.

For more information visit Student Employment.