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The Federal Work-Study Program is a need-based, federally funded, part-time employment program. Your salary is paid jointly by federal funds and by DePaul. The amount of your federal work-study eligibility is based on your financial need.

Participating in Federal Work-Study

When you accept federal work-study, it is your responsibility to seek employment through the Office of Student Employment, which has offices on both campuses. Please note that work-study dollars are paid directly to you for hours worked; funds are not credited to your tuition account from this program. Your hourly rate of pay will be based on the requirements of your job and on university pay scales, but will not be less than the federal minimum wage. You will receive a paycheck every other Friday.