Student Work Programs
Work part-time to earn part of your educational expenses
Student service positions allow students to earn part of their educational expenses by working part-time under the Federal Work Study Program (FWS) or the Regular Student Work Program (RSWP).
Browse for available student service positions. This includes positions for academic performance scholarship, federal work study, regular student work study and others.
How much can be earned in a student work position?
- The exact earning potential depends upon the award maximum and hours actually worked.
- The hourly pay rate is typically the federal minimum wage.
How are students paid for student work?
- Earnings for student work positions DO NOT go directly toward tuition/fees.
- Student workers are paid twice per month via direct deposit based on the hours they work.
How do I apply/qualify for FWS?
- Students must complete the FAFSA and be awarded FWS by ETSU in order to be eligible for an FWS position.
- FWS awards are given on “first-come, first-served” basis.
- Due to funding restrictions, an FWS award does not guarantee a position.
- Once awarded, students can then look for available FWS Student Service Positions and apply directly to the department that has listed the opening.
- Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to qualify for any work study positions.
How do I apply/qualify for RSWP?
- Students can look for available RSWP Student Service Positions and apply directly to the department that has listed the opening.
- Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to qualify for any student work positions.
When can I begin working my student work position?
- Students cannot work any hours until the department in which they will be employed has received approval from the Office of Financial Aid.
- A student worker can only work through one work program at a time, and can only work for one department at a time.
Student Work Resources