Graduate Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study. Applying to Graduate Work Study can be confusing because so many different offices are involved. For your information, the entire process is outlined below.

The schools recommend to the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships a list of incoming or continuing students from a master list of students who have indicated that they want to be considered for Work Study on the GW Loan Questionnaire and have need. Or, graduate students may apply directly by filling out a short application for Work Study or in Rice Hall 302.

The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships screens those recommended and submits the choices to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. To begin this process you must fill out a Work Study Application.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance makes a final check and, if the student is still eligible, sends a revised and current letter, restating loans and adding the Work Study award to the student. Loan information is also included in this letter.

The student accepts or declines the award in writing to the Office of Student Financial Assistance. If he or she accepts, the job application process begins by applying for jobs in the Career Center located at 1922 F Street, NW. Students may also access GWork (GW's online job listing system), which includes Work Study positions.