Financial Aid

The Federal Work-Study Program is a federally funded program that provides part-time employment opportunities in various offices on campus and in the community to students who demonstrate financial need based on the results of the financial aid application (FAFSA).  Students are paid at an hourly rate (typically minimum wage), and receive their pay through the university payroll system on a bi-weekly basis for hours worked.  Federal Work-Study funds will not be credited directly to a student's AUM student account.

Work-Study eligibility is determined each year as a result of early submission of the FAFSA and a student's financial need.  Funding levels and the number of positions are limited, therefore, positions are not guaranteed to all eligible applicants or from one year to the next.  Students must agree to work the hours required by these positions.  Work schedules and positions are determined each semester, and are planned around the student's class schedule.  To be considered for the Federal Work-Study Program, be sure to:

  • Submit the FAFSA by March 1st
  • Submit all outstanding requirements promptly after receiving request 

  • Request Federal Work-Study on the FAFSA