Financial Aid Services Center

Work Study

Western Washington University participates in Federal, State, and Institutional work study programs. Work study offers the opportunity to work part-time. This provides help paying your educational expenses while gaining experience and job skills associated with your academic major or career interests. If you receive work study funding, use the Student Employment Center’s job listings to help you find a work study job that fits your interests. Your work study job will provide you with a paycheck like any other part-time employment. Although work study earnings are subject to federal income tax like other jobs, they are excluded from the student contribution calculation (the student portion of the EFC). You must maintain at least half-time enrollment status to remain eligible for work study employment. More information on work study and non-work study employment is available at the Student Employment Center website.