Federal Work Study

The Federal Work Study program is a need-based program that provides opportunities for eligible students to earn part-time wages through on-campus employment. Earnings can be used to help pay for the student’s cost of attendance at Lake Land College.

Application & Placement

Students indicate interest in the Federal Work Study Program when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If eligible, you will receive an award letter with a Federal Work Study award indicated. You must “Apply for Work Study” through your Laker HUB account. You will find the application under the Financial Aid menu.

Your application will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office and forwarded to the appropriate department supervisor for review based on the work study job(s) you indicate interest in on the application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by a department supervisor.


Students are paid the minimum wage rate which is $11.00 per hour. Work Study students normally work between 10-12 hours per week in various departments. Generally, a student will work in between classes if there is a lengthy break or on days when they do not have class. There are no weekend hours and usually no evening hours.

A standard Work Study award is $2,400. This is the maximum amount that may be earned by the student during the academic year. This amount is subject to change or be revoked if at any time the student receives any additional resources (scholarships, third party awards, etc.) which would cause them to become over awarded with financial aid.