Work-study is a need-based financial aid award that allows undergraduate and graduate students to work on campus or with an approved community service employer to earn money to pay for college expenses. It is not a grant or loan; you must work to earn it, and you don't have to repay it.
To be considered for the award, students must submit a FAFSA by the priority deadline. Typically, work-study awards are distributed prior to the start of the academic year in students' financial aid packages.
Students can search for jobs that require work-study through our online job board. Simply log into webCentral with your DU ID, go to the Student tab and click on "Find a Job."
Students with the award may apply for on-campus or community service jobs. Because work-study is highly desirable and funds are limited, awards cannot be distributed to every student who demonstrates financial need. Our office also strives to connect students to alternative employment options.