Samford University

Federal Work Study

Students who file a FAFSA may qualify for federal work study. In order to be reviewed for work study eligibility, the FAFSA must be filed by March 1st preceding the upcoming fall term. Samford offers two Federal Work Study Programs. The first is the traditional on-campus program that affords students the opportunity to work in a campus office, with an athletic team, in science and computer labs, with intramural sports, and other areas within the Samford community. To view a listing of available jobs and instructions on how to secure a position, please see the Student Employment website. Most students earn minimum wage in these positions. Please note, a student must be offered Federal Work Study on his or her financial aid award letter in order to have a work study position.

For those who may want to work away from campus, we also provide opportunities in many nonprofit agencies and ministries in the area. Students who have been offered federal work study on their financial aid award letter may view possible opportunities in our Agency List.

Students who are not awarded federal work study may find employment opportunities through the Institutional Student Employment Program (ISEP). For a current listing if ISEP opportunities, please visit the  Student Employment website. A FAFSA is not required for someone to obtain employment in this program, nor is the offering of federal work study on the financial aid award letter. Anyone might be eligible for such an opportunity.

Whether applying for one of the federal work study programs or ISEP, the student is responsible for securing his or her own employment. Also, an offer of federal work study on the financial aid award letter is not a guarantee of employment. The best time to begin the job search is later in the summer preceding your arrival on campus in the fall.