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Federal Work Study

Eligible students may work part-time while in college to help defray their educational cost.

  • Federal Work Study is awarded to students who:
    • Demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA
    • Indicate on their FAFSA that they’re interested in Federal Work Study
    • File their FAFSA early.  Funds are extremely limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Students are paid an hourly rate and receive a paycheck every two weeks for the hours worked.
  • Students cannot earn more than the amount of their work-study award.
  • Work hours average 10 hours per week.
  • Students are awarded a maximum of $4,500 per year.
  • Student workers must continue to meet SAP to continue working each semester.
  • When Federal Work Study jobs become available for 2023-24, students typically have the opportunity to work jobs on campus and in community service roles.

Federal Work Study was not available at SUNY Orange during the national COVID emergency.  The program will be restored for the 2023-24 academic year.  More information on available jobs and how to apply will be available July 1, 2023.