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Student employment & work-study

Advantages of working on campus:

  • Opportunity to earn money to help pay for educational expenses
  • Helps ease the transition to college
  • Develops professional contacts such as references for future applications
  • Builds a solid employment history
  • Develops time management skills
  • Flexible schedule

Federal work-study

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs for undergraduate, graduate and professional students with financial need, allowing them to earn money.
  • The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.
  • We determine award amounts on the basis of financial need from the FAFSA.
  • The maximum FWS award varies each academic year.
  • Limited funding, so not all students qualify; file the FAFSA as soon as possible beginning October 1 for the following academic year.

Community service work-study

  • Provides the opportunity for you to take an active role in the greater community while earning money.
  • Positions range from reading and tutoring in local elementary schools to working with the developmentally disabled in a sheltered workshop.


Student employment

  • Federal Work-Study jobs represent a small minority of all the student jobs on campus. If you don't receive a work-study award, there are many employment opportunities on campus and in the city of Stillwater.

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Working while in college


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