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Work Study

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Work Study

Can Graduate Students participate in Campus Work Study?

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Yes, if enrolled full time (minimum 9 credit hours a semester)

Can Online Campus students participate in Work Study?

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No. The Work Study program is reserved for full time on campus students only.

How much may I earn through the work-study program?

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If you are participating in Campus (ORU), Honors, or Federal Work-Study you may earn up to a maximum of $2,500 during the fall and spring semesters combined.

If you are participating in the International Work Study Program you may earn up to $3,270 during the fall and spring semesters combined.

Students working in the summer are not awarded with work study and may work full time.

How is eligibility to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program determined?

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Federal Work Study eligibility is based on the results of your FAFSA. Once ORU receives your FAFSA results, your account will be evaluated for the amount of need-based aid you may receive. Students with need-based aid eligibility will receive Federal Work Study as funds are available. All other students will be offered ORU Work-Study.

How much does a Work-Study job pay?

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Work Study positions range in pay depending on the department, but no position pays less than minimum wage.

Where can I find Work Study forms and documents?

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The Work Study program is a part of the ORU Career Services Office. Available positions and job information are posted at www.orugoldenhire.com, then click on “Student”, and then “Student Employment” for all the resources you will need to be employed to work on campus.

Do I have to fill out the FAFSA to work on campus?

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No. Students may participate in the Campus Work-Study program without completing the FAFSA. If ORU Work Study is not part of your current financial aid award package you may request it on your account by sending an email to orufinaid@oru.edu . Please allow up to 2 business days for Vision to update.

Can I work on campus during the summer?

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During the summer students can work on campus through Student Employment.  This is an option for returning students as well as students who have been admitted for the following fall semester. You do not have to enroll in summer classes to participate in summer employment. Work study awards are not given for summer employment.

Work Study is not listed on my award letter in Vision. Does this mean I cannot work on campus?

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Most full time students are eligible to work on campus if they have not accepted aid up to their full financial aid budget. If you do not have work study on your account, you may request that the financial aid office adds the award to your account so you may work on campus via email at ORUFinaid@oru.edu .

How do I look for an on-campus job?

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Go to www.orugoldenhire.com, click on “Students”, then  “Student Employment”. Click on the link that applies to you and it will walk you through all the steps for on-campus employment/work study.

If I am awarded a work study award am I guaranteed a job on campus?

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No, the work study award only gives you the opportunity to work on campus and does not guarantee you will be hired for a position. ORU hires around 800 student employees each school year, however more work study awards are awarded than positions available. Campus managers are given the full discrection of whom they would like to employ.

Do I need a resume to apply for an on-campus job?

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No, only the Student Employment Application is needed, which can be found on www.orugoldenhire.com under the Student Employment section.

What is the Federal Work-Study Program?

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The Federal Work-Study program is a Federal Campus based aid program. The Work-Study program provides jobs for students who have documented financial need and who wish to earn part of their educational expenses while they are attending school. Jobs average 13 hours per week and range from clerical worker to research assistant to community service. Generally, work hours are flexible enough to accommodate students’ academic schedules. Students working in the Work-Study program should be aware that the funds come directly to them as a paycheck and may not be applied toward Registration. Students who meet the application deadline for campus programs and are eligible to participate in the Work-Study program are notified of their eligibility. Participants must be enrolled full time and be eligible to work in the US. The work-study program is managed by the ORU Career Services Office (www.orugoldenhire.com )

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