Workforce training that pays off.
The Federal Work-Study Program provides a way for students with financial need to earn federal money for education expenses.
A student's total Federal Work-Study Award depends on when the application is received, level of financial need, and Cumberlands' current funding level.
Most work-study jobs are paid minimum wage for each hour worked. Checks are issued twice a month and are available at the Office of Student Accounts. Students are encouraged to use this money to pay off their student account first, then use any remainder to pay for outside educational expenses.
Though work-study jobs are generally on campus, some off-campus work is available. On-campus work-study is available in nearly every campus office and organization. Off-campus jobs generally consist of working for a private, nonprofit organization or an agency with community interest.
Steps to Begin Work-Study
1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2. Make sure work-study is listed in your financial aid package and accept the award there.
3. Complete the required New Student Employee Forms.
4. Apply for work-study positions and get hired.
Additional InformationAll student employment tasks will be done inside of MyUC. You can view tutorials about finding job postings, the onboarding process, and more on the MyUC Training for Student Workers page. You can also view more details in the Student Employment Handbook.
Have you been awarded work-study? Make sure work-study is listed as part of your financial aid award package and complete the required New Student Employee Forms and Apply for a work-study position.
Students paid by check can pick up their student employment check in the Office of Student Accounts on the 15th and the last working day each month.
Hours completed on the 19th -3rd are paid on the 15th of the month.
Hours completed on the 4th -18th are paid on the last day of the month.
Student Employment in Workday
All Student Employment tasks are done inside of Workday. You can view tutorials and more information on the IT Helpdesk Solutions Page.
Have Questions? Contact us at the UC Student Employment Office.
Email: work-study [at] ucumberlands.edu (work-study[at]ucumberlands[dot]edu)
Phone: (606) 539-4185 or (606) 539-5593
Office Location: Gatliff Administration, 226
Mailing Address: 6190 College Station Drive