Undergraduate Work Study

The Federal Work-Study Program is designed to stimulate and promote the part-time employment of university students who have demonstrated financial need and who require the wages from the employment to pursue their studies.

Students in the Federal Work-Study Program are employed by the University. Students are paid bi-weekly for the hours worked during the preceding pay period. Federal Work-Study is not deducted from the student’s tuition invoice. Employment under the Federal Work-Study Program is awarded as part of your “financial aid package.” The Financial Aid Office will attempt to match you with a job based on your Student Employment Application Form.

You must maintain satisfactory progress to renew your employment. 

If you do secure a position on campus, you will need to complete the following forms. These forms only need to be submitted once. You will also need to sign additional paperwork with your supervisor. Prior to the start of classes, you will receive further detailed instructions to your PhilaU email from the Financial Aid Office.


Summer Work Study

Summer Work Study and summer employment is available to a limited number of Philadelphia University students.  Most jobs are on campus, with a limited number of jobs available in off-campus settings. 

Students who work full time hours during the summer may be considered for free on-campus housing.  Students must complete a Summer Student Employment Application to be considered for on-campus summer employment.