Financial Aid

Financial Aid

FA Student Employment

The Financial Aid Office administers and coordinates employment programs such as the Federal Work-Study Program and Griffin Employment. The Federal Work-Study Program is partially funded by the federal government and is subject to federal regulation. The Griffin Employment Program provides employment opportunities for students who are ineligible for the Federal Work-Study Program. Both full-time and part-time students (taking at least 6 credit hours) are eligible to apply for these programs. Preference will be given to full-time students.

Whenever possible, students are placed in positions consistent with their vocational goals.  Student employees usually work 10 hours per week during the academic year and may work up to 40 hours per week during vacations and semester breaks.

Federal Work-Study students are allotted and earn a certain amount of money each semester.  Students are paid biweekly. Once students have earned the amount of their allocation, they are terminated from their jobs and are unable to continue college employment without clearance from the Office of Financial Aid.

Participants in the Federal Work-Study Program are primarily employed on campus. However, there are opportunities for students to work in off-campus community service positions. Students in both programs work as administrative, research, clerical and laboratory assistants or in a variety of other positions, which require them to assume responsibility and learn to work independently.  They gain work experience and provide valuable services to Canisius.