Working can help pay for your education — as well as enrich your studies and beef up your resume by acquiring skills and valuable experience. National research shows that if you work part-time while in college you will likely improve your overall academic performance and satisfaction. Student employment also can help you land future jobs.
Check with Career Services to find non-Federal Work-Study campus or community jobs.
The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs on or off campus to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Students are assigned to a University department or a community service agency for an average of 12 hours per week and paid the federal minimum wage ($7.25/hr).
The first step in determining your eligibility for a work-study is to file the FAFSA.
Once you have accepted your financial aid award in Banner, you can check in Foster Hall Room 221 or call 337-482-6499 for work-study eligibility and/or availability. If the only federal aid you are receiving is an Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan, you are not eligible for the Federal Work-Study program.
If you are not eligible for federal work-study, you can still work on campus and in the community.
Some University offices have departmental funds to pay student employees.
Some of the departments that hire through departmental funds are:
- Post Office
- Recreational Sports
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Student Union