The Federal Government and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education funds the work-study programs.
Funding to the student comes in the form of a paycheck for hours worked in a designated work-study position. It is the intention of the program that students use the income they earn from their work-study position to pay any outstanding billing and to help them pay for their living expenses. Work-study funding is the only financial aid program that funding goes directly to the student without paying towards the student’s billing first. Students will receive a paycheck (direct deposit or paper check) for hours worked on a regular pay schedule as determined by the institution.
Work-study provides jobs at $9.00 per hour for students with financial need who want to earn part of their educational expenses. Employment may be during vacation periods. The hours a student may work depends upon the student's need, class schedule, and the job. Jobs are located at the College or off-campus with a public or private non-profit agency which has made arrangements with the College. Part-time work-study employment is also available during the summer. Whenever possible, students are assigned to positions in their major field of study or interest. First priority for these positions are given to students having greatest financial need, who apply by May 1st, and indicate work-study on their FAFSA application. An Application for Student Employment must be completed prior to employment. If you have any questions regarding work-study, you may contact Candy Laven at 507-389-7225.
To apply for work-study, fill out the Application for Student Employment.