Work-study awards are a form of financial aid which provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for work-study awards.
Work-study begins the first day of classes and continues through the last day of exams during each Fall and Spring Semester. Winter and Summer employment is available on a limited basis; students can request a review to check eligibility at askSFS.
The minimum wage students will earn per hour is $8.25. However, actual wage rates will vary and are determined by the department with which you are employed. It is recommended that you do not work over 20 hours per week. At no time should a student work more than 8 hours per day or during scheduled class sessions.
Students may be awarded work-study if they:
Work-study awards will be reflected in a student's financial aid package. Financial aid awards can be reviewed by clicking "View Financial Aid Awards" in UDSIS.
A student who did not receive work-study funding in his initial financial aid award package may request an eligibility check. If the student has demonstrated financial need, he may be offered funding, if available, at that time.
A work-study award is not a guarantee of a job; students must search and apply for positions. We encourage students in August to access Blue Hen Careers (powered by Handshake) and begin searching for work-study jobs that fit their qualifications. Students must have a valid resume loaded in Blue Hen Careers in order to apply for jobs.
Students must clear a criminal background check in order to be hired by University of Delaware. The hiring department initiates the CBC, receives the results, and will communicate to the student when he is cleared to begin work.
Upon starting work, the department will guide students to complete the online onboarding process, and will collect the student's required documentation:
The CBC and documentation process steps are mandatory for the student to begin work.