Work Study

Federal Work Study

There are two ways to obtain Federal work study.  The first is to apply to a Federal work study job through Symplicity and the second is to obtain Federal work study through a current volunteer position.  The following two checklists and flowchart will help you navigate the Federal work study process.  

Symplicity Federal Work Study Posting

  1. Fill out your FAFSA. Be sure to have the current FAFSA completed. Summer eligibility is based on the next academic year’s FAFSA.
  2. Talk to Financial Aid about work study to obtain a Federal Work Study Application Form‌.  Complete the student section of the Federal work study Application form. 
  3. Apply for a work study job in Symplicity. Be sure to include your Federal Work Study Application Form‌.
  4. Get hired!
  5. Determine with your employer what you will earn per hour and how many hours you will work (in most cases, this will be part of the job posting in Symplicity).
  6. Email Dean Fitzpatrick at nbfitzpatrick@stthomas.edu the number of hours you will work per week and what you will earn per hour.
  7. UST will email a confirmation of your official Federal Work Study Award to you and your employer.
  8. Start work!

Current Volunteer Position

  1. Fill out your FAFSA. Be sure to have the current FAFSA completed. Summer eligibility is based on the next academic year’s FAFSA.
  2. Talk to Financial Aid about work study to obtain a Federal Work Study Application Form‌.
  3. Discuss work study with current volunteer placement.
  4. Visit "Where to Work" to see if your employer qualifies.  If it is not listed on webpage as approved, email lawcareers@stthomas.edu to determine if your volunteer placement qualifies for the Federal Work Study program or visit "Getting an Employer Approved for Work Study".
  5. UST will verify that your employer qualifies and set up a contract with employer.
  6. Determine with your employer what you will earn per hour and how many hours you will work.
  7. Email Dean Fitzpatrick at nbfitzpatrick@stthomas.edu the Federal Work Study Application Form‌, the number of hours you will work per week and what you will earn per hour.
  8. UST will email a confirmation of your official Federal Work Study Award to you and your employer.
  9. Start work!

Federal Work Study Process

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