Carroll College, Helena Montana

Aid - Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study is an opportunity for employment for students demonstrating financial need.  Students work a part time job on campus, or for certain approved off-campus employers. Students who complete work-study hours will receive their monthly paycheck on the 10th day of the following month.  For additional information visit Student Aid on the Web.

In general, work study is:

Earn-as-you-go-aid- Students earn money as they work the hours, rather than a single lump sum.

Flexible for Students- On average, students work 10 hours per week.  Employers often allow flexibility to accommodate class schedules. 

Not credited towards tuition- Students receive monthly paychecks for hours worked. 



Applying for Federal Work Study

Students must file a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need to be considered for Federal Work Study.  Work study eligible students will be notified in their financial aid award.  Award amounts are subject to change based on federal funding.

Finding a Job

Click here for a listing of both work study and non-work study employment opportunities.  

Student Perspectives

Jessica Harpster, a junior, from Big Sky, Montana is majoring in Education and Theology. "Carroll College was always the school I dreamed to attend for so many reasons, but the cost of tuition was holding me back. I am so thankful for the Financial Aid Office for their help in making Carroll a reality for me."

"I am very fortunate and blessed to be a part of the work-study program. I am able to stay on campus and work in the Financial Aid Office between my classes. My supervisor works with my schedule to make it possible to juggle all of the other obligations of a college student. I am learning several skills I would have never acquired without the work-study program such as marketable office skills, and truly understanding the FAFSA and how it works."

In addition to her merit scholarship, federal and institutional grants, work-study was another resource to help fund her education.