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.


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