Campus Employment (Work Study)

Campus 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 the Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP), the Institutional State Student Employment Program, and for summer campus jobs, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  In addition, a student employment application (summer and/or academic year) must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.

Those students who have submitted the student employment application and filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid may apply for available positions using the contact information available online. 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.

The FWSP on campus, which is federally funded, provides jobs for students who have financial need.  The Institutional State Student Employment Program on campus is available to students who do not demonstrate the level of financial need necessary for the FWSP.

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.  Students work in non-profit organizations in their home areas and have some preference in job location and job type.  Job placement is arranged by PHEAA, which sponsors the program. For more information contact Bloomsburg University's SOLVE office.  SOLVE (Students Organized to Learn Through Volunteerism and Employment) promotes community service through volunteerism, student employment, and academic service learning.  SOLVE locates part-time employment for interested students, places volunteers in the community, and facilitates service learning through academic curriculum integration.

Internships are available to students who qualify for off-campus internships at non-profit agencies.  Students must apply for the Off-Campus Work-Study Program through the SOLVE office and have approval for federal work-study at least 30 days prior to the start of the internship.  No student will be paid for an off-campus internship without prior approval from the SOLVE office.