Federal Work-Study or Institutionally Funded Work Opportunity
: Through work-study awards, students can earn money to help meet expenses that are not billed by the institution, such as books and other personal expenses. Employment is readily available at Lehigh, so students have ample opportunity to earn their full awards. Research has shown that students who work an average of 10 hours a week while pursuing their degree tend to do better academically because they learn new skills and good time management. Work Study is a need-based program. To be considered for Federal Work Study, you must complete the FAFSA and submit the appropriate years' tax returns (other forms may also be required). To be considered for Institutionally Funded Work Opportunity, you must submit the CSS PROFILE in addition to the FAFSA and submit the appropriate years' tax returns (other forms may also be required).
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These programs are administered by the Financial Aid Office in conjunction with guidelines set forth by the federal government.
Paychecks are distributed every two weeks for hours worked and are sent directly to the department in which you are employed. You may also choose to utilize Direct Deposit in which case the funds would be electronically deposited into a designated account. Wages are subject to taxation, including state, local and occupational privilege tax.
Please refer to the Work Study Job Listings for a comprehensive list of jobs on campus. Current wage levels range from $7.25-$10.00 per hour. Please reference the Work Study Wage Grid to determine the number of hours you can work per week based on your allotment, your Supervisor’s needs and your academic schedule. Employment Packets, which include all required forms, are available in the Financial Aid Office.
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