Financial Aid

Work Study/Student Employment

Most Whitworth students are eligible to apply for on or off-campus jobs.  Working in college can help students pay for college expenses, gain work experience, learn job-search and time-management skills, and network within the Whitworth and Spokane communities.

If a student has completed the FAFSA, he/she may be eligible for state or federal work study.  While eligibility for work study is not a requirement to search for employment, some positions may require that a student have eligibility in one of these programs.

Students can begin searching for jobs when they arrive on campus in early September.  Students should be sure to bring an up-to-date resume with them.  While most jobs are available in the fall, there are positions available year-round.

Federal Work Study

If a student is awarded federal work study as part of his/her financial aid award, he/she may apply for ON-campus positions that require federal work study eligibility.  Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by the student’s FAFSA.

State Work Study

If a student is awarded state work study as part of his/her financial aid award, he/she may apply for OFF-campus positions that require state work study eligibility.  Students eligible for this program must be Washington state residents, must NOT be majoring or minoring in Theology or pursuing a Certificate of Ministry, and must demonstrate financial need as determined by the student’s FAFSA.

Non-Work Study

Students NOT awarded work study can still apply for both on and off-campus jobs, as long as the positions don’t require work study eligibility. There are over 1000 on-campus jobs available to students, and most of these do not require that the student have work study.