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
Carroll College Work-Study Guidelines

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.

"I was drawn to Carroll for its Anthrozoology program, which I could pair with Psychology to pursue a path towards counseling utilizing animal-assisted therapy.  I also decided to add a Business Administration minor in case I wanted to open my own practice someday. "
"I have worked several jobs through Carroll as a work-study student, including working at the ANZ Barn, the Registrar's Office, and the Financial Aid Office.  I really appreciate the flexibility that I've had in these positions; everyone is willing to work around my class schedule and I even bring my senior project ANZ puppy to work with me!  Through these opportunities, I have enhanced my customer service skills, efficiency in managing tasks, and adaptability to use different computer programs, among other skills that I can employ in the future.  In the Financial Aid Office specifically, I have learned how tuition is managed and how aid is determined and distributed to students.  I also have a new understanding of loans and budgeting that will definitely be helpful as I prepare for graduation and potentially apply for graduate school in a few years."

Alexa Doerr, Glencoe, Minnesota, majoring in Anthrozoology, Psychology, and minoring in Business Administration.  2022 Graduate