Washington State Work-Study Information
If your financial aid award includes a state work-study award, this means:
- This state-funded program provides off-campus, career-related employment for students who have financial need. More than 200 Spokane area employers hire Whitworth work-study students.
- That you are ELIGIBLE (not required) to earn that amount this academic year in an approved off-campus job.
- This award is not an amount that has been directly credited to your student account. It is a financial resource which you may draw upon if needed. The work-study award is a ceiling amount of state work-study, off-campus earnings that you are eligible to earn in order to defray your educational costs.
- Whitworth University work-study students are not assigned to or placed in jobs. but must take the initiative either to inquire at the Whitworth Student Employment Office or to review online job postings.
- State work-study employees receive a regular paycheck directly from the off-campus employer.
- You must have received a work-study award in your financial-aid package.
- You must complete a Whitworth State Work-Study Authorization Form prior to beginning employment.
- Your employer must be a hold a valid state work-study contract and job description approved by Whitworth Student Employment.
- Your work hours may not exceed 19 per week. Click here for a State Work Study Time Sheet.