Union Theological Seminary Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Federal Work-Study

Union awards Federal Work-Study to some students with financial need. Federal Work-Study is a limited federal work program that allows students to earn money to defray educational expenses. At Union the Federal Work-Study Program reimburses employers for 60% of the students’ earnings up to the amount of the award (initial or adjusted). Any wages earned after that amount must be paid 100% by the employer.

Federal work study students typically earn between $7.25 - $20 per hour for up to 20 hours of work per week. In addition to jobs on campus, students may work at approved off-campus non-profit agencies. It is the responsibility of the student and the supervisor to monitor earnings to be sure the award amounts are not exceeded. Students should never work more than 8 hours in one day or 20 hours in one week, other than periods when classes are not in session.

The program runs from July 1 through mid-May of the following academic year. Awards are made each academic year, and are not guaranteed year to year. You will be notified by the Financial Aid Office if you are awarded Federal Work-Study.

A Federal Work-Study award is not credited directly to your student account. You will receive a payroll check for the hours worked.

Necessary Forms

There are federal and state tax forms that must be completed prior to the commencement of Work-Study employment. Forms are available in the Finance Office at the Seminary. 

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