Summer Work-Study Program

Summer employment after the last day of finals and ends on the first day of classes. If funds are available, students may be hired for summer employment after receiving approval from the Financial Aid Office. Summer work-study is an opportunity for students to help meet the cost of their education through full-time summer employment on campus or at a participating Community Service agency. Students are allowed to work up to 40 hours per week, and are expected to save a portion of their earnings to meet the cost of their education for the following year.

How do I find out if I'm eligible?

Students must be work-study eligible during the regular academic year, and also enrolled as a student the following academic year. It is very important that returning students have all of their financial aid reapplication materials in by the specified deadlines or they will not be able to do summer work-study. For an explanation please contact the Financial Aid Office.

I am graduating this year - can I still do work-study over the summer?

Graduating students do not qualify for Federal Work-Study. However, graduating students can work on campus the summer following their graduation if the department they are working for can pay 100% of their wages.

I have an on-campus job lined up for the summer - can I do it as Summer Work-Study?

Because summer work-study is a federally funded program, you must first file the FAFSA. Once your data has been calculated and reported to Willamette, we will be able to determine if you qualify for summer work-study. You must also fill out a Summer Work-Study Request Form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office before your summer job begins.

Where do I find out about summer work-study jobs?

You may contact the department you are interested in working for to determine if they have any summer openings. Other campus and community jobs are posted on Willamette’s Handshake job board.

Willamette University

Office of Financial Aid

1st Floor Waller Hall
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6273 voice
877-744-3736 toll free

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