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Financial Aid

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a form of financial aid awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet certain eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined by the annual completion of the FAFSA, enrollment status, and Satisfactory Academic Progress. ONLY students qualified by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships with an unmet need are eligible to participate in the program.

Federal Work-Study provides opportunities for eligible students to work part-time to earn money to pay for their expenses. Unlike other financial aid, money earned from Federal Work-Study employment is paid directly to students, not disbursed to their student accounts. Payroll checks are issued twice a month and reflect the number of hours worked (if any) and the student’s hourly rate of pay (wages vary throughout campus departments, but will always be at least minimum wage).

Students who receive Federal Work-Study funds as part of their financial aid package will need to apply for available on-campus jobs and be hired by a department in order to begin earning FWS. The Federal Work-Study program provides funding to departments so that they can provide many Federal Work-Study opportunities. Being awarded Federal Work-Study doesn’t guarantee you a job.

Becoming a Student Employee

For more information on becoming a student employee, please review important information in the links below.

To be eligible for of Federal Work-Study, you must meet these requirements each academic year:

  • Be admitted and currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Be enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree seeking program at Elizabeth City State University.
  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security number (with the exception of students from Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
  • Demonstrate an unmet financial need.
  • Currently maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward the completion of his or her academic program.
  • Not be in default on any prior student loans; do not owe a repayment on any Title IV financial aid.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority filing date is December 1st.
  • Not have been convicted of possessing or selling of illegal drugs.
After Federal Work Study aid has been awarded, students must accept or decline Federal Work-Study.

Login to Self Service Banner (SSB9) Login

Click the “Financial Aid” Tab

Click “Financial Aid Dashboard”

 Click “Award Offer”

Scroll down to the "Work Study Award Offer"

Click the "Drop Down Box"

Click "Accept Award Offer"

Note: Only students that are awarded and have accepted work-study can apply for work-study positions. 

Attend the Work-Study Job Fair. Strongly Encourage.

 Apply for jobs. Through Handshake.  

 Apply to a specific posted position via the Federal Work-Study Job Listings page.

 Interview and accept a job. This process will give you valuable experience for when you interview for future career positions.

Accept the job that best fits you and your skills, or experience you wish to gain. 

Attend the Work-Study Job Fair. Attendance is required before you begin working.

 Sign Federal Work Study Contract.

Students will receive an email from Human Resources concerning  the I9 Form.

Students will receive a start date from the Financial Aid Office.