Student Employment

Federal Work-Study Program

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 each student’s course of study.

The Panther Work Program

The University has created a new work program called the Panther Work Program. This program is very similar to the Federal Work Study Program. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to be considered for this program along with other requirements listed below. The Panther Work Program is awarded by the Student Financial Aid Office. Students will have to complete HR paper work and the department will have to complete a EPAF similar to the one we use for federal work-study. Students can be awarded up to  $4,000 for the Fall/spring terms and will be paid $8.75 per hour.

The criteria for the program includes the following:

  • Student must demonstrate financial need based on family financial information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current year. All required forms and documents must be submitted on time; deadlines are established by the Georgia State University Financial Aid Office.
  • Student is a Georgia resident.
  • Student is enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student.
  • Student maintains satisfactory academic progress and is in good standing with the University.
  • Student is a citizen, immigrant, refugee or a permanent resident alien of the U.S.
  • Student must be Pell eligible.
  • Student is not a Hope/Zell Scholarship recipient.
  • Student is not on the Federal Work-Study Program.
  • Student is not on the Guaranteed Tuition Plan.

How Much Will I Make?

On the Federal Work-Study Program you’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage, but the amount might be higher depending on the type of work you do and the skills required. Your total Federal Work-Study award depends on when you apply your level of need and the funding level at Georgia State University.

On the Panther Work Program, you can earn $8.75 per hour only.

Are Student Employment Jobs on Campus or off Campus?

If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible).