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Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program offers eligible students the chance to earn college funds by working a part-time job on campus or in community service agencies. Students can apply for work-study jobs that match their interests, skills, and career plans.

Work-study is a federal program, and the U.S. Department of Education offers some general information about how it works. Interest students should be sure to check the work-study option on the FAFSA.

Work-Study recipients will get information about applying for campus jobs in June. Students can begin applying for positions once they receive access to the University’s JobX website in early August. Students can start interviewing for jobs prior to the start of classes, and can begin work on the first day of classes if all required training and documentation is done.

If you prefer to take out a loan instead of accepting a work-study position, fill out the Federal Work-Study to Loan form. We’ll let you know if it’s possible to make an adjustment.

Graduate or professional students can request to participate in work-study by completing a short application form and emailing it to work-study@unc.edu. Work-study funding is limited, but the University is working to expand the opportunities available for graduate students.