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Work Study

Work study is a way for you to earn funds toward your educational expenses through part-time employment on campus. UAFS offers two work study programs: federal and university. Benefits include developing interpersonal skills, practicing time management skills, and getting a great reference from your supervisor for your resume.
 
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, in order to participate, you must have financial need based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and Cost of Attendance (COA). In order to pursue federal work study, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Federal work study will be included in your financial aid award package. You will be paid using federal funds, but the award listed is only an estimate of what you could earn for the academic year. You 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. You will be paid with university funds and are not required to complete a FAFSA. University work study will not be included in your financial aid award package. You may work up to 15 hours a week and earn the state minimum wage.

 

How Do I Apply?

  1. Go to uafortsmith-csm.symplicity.com
  2. Click "Student/Alumni"
  3. Log in with your existing CareerLink account (for current UAFS students) or create an account
  4. Click "Employers" on the left
  5. Click "All"
  6. Search "UAFS Work Study Program"
  7. Click the search result
  8. Click "Available Positions" at the top
  9. 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 a candidate, they will contact the student-worker to arrange an interview. If the supervisor wishes to hire the candidate, they 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.