Work Study is a self-help aid that allows a student to earn funds to help cover educational expenses through part-time employment. UAFS offers two Work Study programs: Federal Work Study and University Work Study. Some benefits of participating in a Work Study program includes developing interpersonal skills, practicing time management skills, and your supervisor can be a great reference.
Funds are not paid directly on the student’s account; however, the student may use the funds they earn to pay charges on their student account.
What is Federal Work Study?
Federal Work Study is a limited need-based fund. This means that students must have financial need, based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and Cost of Attendance (COA). Students wishing to pursue Federal Work Study must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Federal Work Study will be included in the student’s financial aid award package. Students will be paid using federal funds; however, the award listed is only an estimate of what the student could earn for the academic year. Students may work up to 15 hours a week and earn the state minimum wage.
What is University Work Study?
University Work Study is not based on financial need. Students will be paid with university funds. Students are not required to complete a FAFSA. University Work Study will not be included in the student’s financial aid award package. Students may work up to 15 hours a week and earn the state minimum wage.
How do I apply?
- Go to uafortsmith-csm.symplicity.com
- Click "Student/Alumni"
- Log in with your existing CareerLink account or create an account
- Click "Employers" on the left
- Click "All"
- Search "UAFS Work Study Program"
- Click the search result
- Click "Available Positions" at the top
- Find positions you are interested in and begin applying
*Be sure to favorite "UAFS Work Study Program" so you are updated when a new position is opened.
NOTE: UAFS does NOT assign Work Study jobs to any student.
What is the hiring process?
Once the job posting closes, applications and resumes will be sent to the hiring supervisor. If the supervisor is interested in that candidate, the supervisor will contact the student worker to arrange an interview. If the supervisor wishes to hire the candidate, the supervisor will make a job offer.
How will I be paid?
Work Study students are paid the federal minimum wage. Pay will be direct deposited on a bi-weekly basis, based on the hours worked.