Work study is a federal program in which students work on their campus and earn a wage.
State Work Study
In order to be eligible for the Montana Work Study program a student must complete
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Montana Work Study recipients are selected by the financial aid office of the college
in which they are enrolled. Recipients must be Montana residents and accepted or enrolled
full-time at the institution.
The majority of work-study jobs are awarded based on financial need, as determined by the FAFSA. Recipients are paid an hourly rate according to the job skills required. All student employees are paid at least minimum wage. You will need to arrange a work schedule with the job supervisor based on your class schedule and assignments. Work is limited to an average of 20 hours per week while class is in session and 40 hours per week when classes are not in session.
To obtain more information on work-study jobs, contact the financial aid office at the college in which you are enrolled or plan to attend. For eligibility and criteria information see the procedures.
Federal Work Study
Like the Montana Work Study program the Federal Work Study (FWS) programs provides
part-time employment to students with financial need.
In order to be eligible for the FWS program a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Recipients are paid directly by the school on an hourly basis at least once per month.
To learn more about the Federal Work Study program visit Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education.