Getting Started

Eligibility

To be eligible for Federal Work-Study, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • 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. Federal Work-Study funds are awarded on a first-come first-served basis, until all funds are exhausted.
  • Student is accepted or enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate or graduate 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.

To be eligible for the Panther Work program, a student must meet the following requirements.

  • 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 is eligible for Pell.
  • 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.

Placement

The awarded student initiates placement procedures. Students must use Panther Career Net (the student on-line job board). Panther Career Net (PCN) assists students with many career opportunities, including on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities. The student will contact prospective employers for interviews. Participating supervisors are required to provide job descriptions to the Federal Work-Study students before the student is hired. Supervisors will be notified of the procedure for submitting job descriptions. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for an interview with the prospective supervisors.

What is Panther Career Net (PCN)?

Panther Career Net (PCN) is Georgia State University’s central 24/7 online job and internship board for students. PCN is designed to help the career services office and employers communicate with students about managing their career and job search. PCN’s primary purpose is to inform students about career programs, on-campus recruiting and most importantly, employment opportunities!

How do I sign up for Panther Career Net?

No sign up registration is required to access Panther Career Net. Log in with your campus ID and campus password.

What is my User ID and Password for Panther Career Net?

Your UserID and password will ALWAYS be your official Georgia State campus ID and campus password (or GoSolar login). Get started with Panther Career Net.

For complete instructions on how to access the system or to review the Panther Career Net Quick Start Sheet and view the PCN online orientation, please visit the Panther Career Net website or call 404-413-1839.

Summer Employment

If sufficient funds are available, students will be given an opportunity to apply for Summer Employment awards. The summer application is available for students to download usually during the month of February and students are encouraged to apply for financial aid, including Federal Work-Study, as soon as possible. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited. Priority is given to those who apply by the deadline date. The Summer Employment Program is usually very small in comparison to the fall/spring program.