Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.

Employment helps reduce students' indebtedness and provides valuable job experience. Studies show working helps students budget their time and has a positive effect on their grades and attitude toward school. The number of hours students work depends on their class schedule, the needs of the employer, and the amount of the Federal Work-Study award.

How do I become eligible for Federal Work Study?

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • If you qualify, accept the Federal Work Study award on your Financial Aid Award Letter or Campus Connection.
  • Complete and submit the Federal Work Study Questionnaire below. Career Services will place you in a vacancy based on the information/interests provided.

Additional Information

  • Types of employment opportunities include (but not limited to): office workers, maintenance workers, library assistants, athletics, food service, reading tutors.
  • Student employees are paid bimonthly on the 15th and the last business day of each month.
  • The award amount is the maximum the student will be able to earn during the academic year.
  • New student hires will need to provide required documentation to the VCSU Payroll Office prior to beginning employment.
  • Student who are not initially awarded Federal Work Study may inquire about their eligibility at the Financial Aid Office.
  • If students do not qualify for Federal Work Study, VCSU also offers Student Assistance positions. These positions are available to any student regardless of their financial aid need. For more information on those positions please contact the Career Services Office/website.

Office Information

Office Location:
McFarland 219

Office Hours:

Academic Year:
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone Number:

Fax Number:


Financial Aid
Valley City State University
101 College St SW
Valley City, ND 58072