Monitoring Federal Work-Study Employee Earnings

A Student’s Federal Work-Study Award

An earnings limit is established by the student’s financial aid office for each eligible student. The student and the employer are responsible for monitoring the student’s earnings. 

Once the student’s Federal Work-Study award limit is reached, the student will not be paid through Federal Work-Study unless the award is increased by the financial aid office before the timesheet due date.

Employer Federal Work-Study Allocation

Employers will receive an email stating the Federal Work-Study allocation for the year. To monitor the amount of money available throughout the year, deduct gross earnings that are authorized on the Federal Work-Study timesheets from the allocation.