Information for Students

Federal Work Study Calculator


The Work Study Calculator allows students to calculate the number of hours they can work per week in order to utilize all of their work study funds. An example is given below:

Take your award amount, divided by the number of weeks planning to work throughout the academic year, divided by your rate of pay, which equals your allowable hours per week.


$3,000 / 33 weeks / $11.15 = 8 hours available per week


The work study calculator is only an estimate of allowable hours to work. Any changes made throughout the year to your award total, hourly rate, overtime rate, or other changes will affect your overall allowable hours to work.

After determining the number of allowable hours per week, a work schedule can be established between the supervisor and the student. The department and the student share the responsibility in monitoring the work study earnings. Once earnings are depleted to 25% and below, we will notify the supervisor and the student. When the student has reached their award limit, they will be terminated from the work study position. The department can choose to hire the student through their departmental funds., if available.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Student Employment Office.