The Federal and State Work Study Programs are need based programs funded by the Federal and State governments. Students must complete a FAFSA, enroll in at least six credits, and be eligible for financial aid to receive work study. Students must indicate on the FAFSA Form that they are interested in work study if they want to be considered for work study during the award process. Eligible students work part-time on campus and gain practical work experience to complement student academic studies. The work study programs have limited funding and are awarded first to those eligible students who meet the December 1st priority date. Work study funds are disbursed monthly as the student earns the funds.