Many students work part-time on the K-State campus through the Federal Work-Study program to earn money for personal and educational expenses. Undergraduate and graduate students can earn Federal Work-Study funding by working on the K-State campus in Manhattan, Salina, or Olathe, Kansas. This funding is offered to students who demonstrate an exceptional amount of financial need, through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Work-Study funding
  • Federal Work-Study is a program that helps students earn money for their academic experience by working on campus. Students earn Federal Work-Study funding through the pay check they earn every 2 weeks while employed at K-State. The federal government pays 75% of the student's wage through Federal Work-Study funding while the campus employer pays 25% of the student's wage. Approximate annual amounts of Federal Work-Study funding are typically between $800 to $2,500. 

  • Consideration for Federal Work-Study funding is given to students who demonstrate financial need and meet K-State's March 1 priority date for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must indicate on the FAFSA that they are interested in earning work-study funding as part of their financial aid package.

  • Eligible students are responsible for finding part-time campus job and must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students or 5 graduate credit hours per semester for graduate students).

  • If students have accepted Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid package, they should begin searching for a part-time job by reviewing the job opportunities found on the K-State Career and Employment Services part-time jobs list.

  • If students are planning to use Federal Work-Study funding for only one semester, they should notify our office to make the necessary adjustments to their financial aid package.
Search for a job on the K-State Career and Employment Services part-time jobs list.


OSFA Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director of Student Financial Assistance

Kansas State University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Student Financial Assistance. Primary responsibility is the day-to-day administration of Kansas State University’s $ 20+ Million Federal Pell Grant Program. Additional duties will include a mix of assisting in testing/evaluation of system processes (university utilizes the PeopleSoft Student Information System), supervising one or more full time University Support Staff, researching federal, state, and institutional student aid guidance, and performing student financial assistance counseling/outreach to continuing and prospective students.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program and
  • Well-developed analytical or accounting skills resulting from previous employment and/or from an educational program of study.

Preference will be given to qualified applicants who possess one or more of the following:

  • Successful completion of a master’s degree program
  • Employment experience within an Office of Student Financial Assistance
  • Employment experience within another, administratively focused office within or outside of higher education
  • Familiarity with interpreting and applying complex regulations to administrative tasks
  • Proficient written communication skills
  • Written and verbal fluency in the Spanish language

Competitive Salary. Position is located on Kansas State University’s main campus in Manhattan, Kansas.

A complete application will consist of a letter of application and up-to-date resume including at least three (3) professional/academic references (including telephone and/or e-mail contact information). Submit all application materials to:

Robert Gamez, Senior Associate Director/Search Chair

Application reviews will begin Friday, June 13, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.


Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.