Work Study

Award Types

Work-Study is awarded to students by the Office of Financial Aid and is redeemed as wages for work performed in qualifying jobs.

Students receive either a Pacific University Work-Study award or a Federal Work-Study award. Students receiving Pacific Work-Study are eligible to work only in on-campus positions, while students with Federal Work-Study are eligible to work on campus and/or at approved community service organizations off campus.

For information or clarification about a financial aid award, please email Stacie Englund in the Office of Financial Aid or call 503-352-2858. Questions about obtaining or searching for Work-Study jobs may be emailed to Julie Burris in the Career Development Center or visit Chapman Hall on the Forest Grove campus.

Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Student Job Application Form (pdf)
Student Work-Study Manual (pdf)

Work-Study Position Types

As stated above, whether a student is eligible to work only on-campus or also in off-campus community service Work-Study positions, eligibility is determined by the type of Work-Study award he or she receives. On-campus positions are available in various University departments throughout the academic year, while community service positions are available in approved community-based, government and non-profit organizations with hiring deadline October 2, 2016. Questions specifically concerning off-campus community service Work-Study jobs should be directed to the Career Development Center staff at