The Work Study Program is a federally subsidized employment program which provides job opportunities to students to help meet educational costs. Federal Work Study is the largest student employment program offered by Suffolk University, and is available to full and part time students. Recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated financial need and priority is given to those students who indicate they are interested in employment on the FAFSA.
If you have been awarded federal work study as part of your financial aid package, you are eligible to apply for jobs listed on the Work Study Job List [PDF]. New incoming students who have been awarded employment funds will receive employment paperwork in the mail, and returning students will need to visit the Office of Student Financial Services to pick up their forms. *Please note- if you are returning to the same department where you worked the previous academic year, your forms will be automatically sent to your supervisor.
Students with work study awards are welcome to contact the supervisors listed on the work study job list to apply for the opening. DO NOT contact the supervisor if you have not already been awarded work study funding.
Supervisors will confirm the student they wish to hire has employment funding BEFORE offering a position. Students can verify their employment awards by obtaining an Employment Authorization from the Office of Student Financial Services. If a student or their supervisor has questions on funding availability, they should contact The Office of Student Financial Services.
If you are having difficulty finding placement:
Please contact Hilary Haley in the Office of Student Financial Services at 617-573-8470 and she may be able to assist you with your job search strategy.
Do not wait until weeks after the semester begins to seek help, as it may be too late! Jobs at Suffolk are limited so make sure you put yourself in the best possible position to get hired!
Off-Site Community Service Work Study:
Suffolk students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study (FWS) can choose to use the award to work off-campus at an eligible public or 501(c)(3) organization that provides jobs to serve the public interest and improve the quality of life for the community.
Participating agencies will be responsible for 25% of the student’s earnings, and must sign a Federal Work Study Contract.