Federal Work-Study is a federally subsidized employment program in which eligible students are placed in part-time jobs on campus. If you're offered Federal Work-Study as part of your financial aid, you could earn as much as $1,800 during your first year.

How Does It Work?

You'll be paid directly on a weekly basis for the hours you've worked. These funds are not deposited in your student account to reduce direct charges, tuition, housing, food plan, or fees. They are intended to help defray your indirect costs, such as personal expenses, travel and books.

Although wages from work-study are not deductible from your semester bill, you may arrange with the Bursar to use weekly earnings in partial payment of direct semester charges. You may also arrange for your work-study wages to be deposited directly into your personal checking account. For more information on direct deposit, see the Banking at Holy Cross section on the Bursar’s website.

First-year students eligible for Federal Work-Study are placed in Dining Services.  However, returning students may obtain a work-study position in any number of capacities across campus.  All student employment opportunities are posted on the Human Resources website.  There are also additional opportunities to work in off-campus community service jobs as approved by the Office of Government and Community Relations.