Student Employment

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate 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.

Panther Work Program

The Panther Work Program is very similar to the Federal Work-Study Program. Students will be paid a set wage of $8.75 per hour. Students will receive their Fall/Spring Semesters awards, students will view and apply for jobs via the “Handshake” website. Once employment has been agreed upon, the Employer/Supervisor must complete an Electronic Personnel Action Form (ePAF) via ADP and submit for approval to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

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. Panther Work students will be paid a set wage of $8.75 per hour.

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).