What Type of
Employers Can Participate in the Work Study Program?
Local, county, state, and federal agencies are eligible as well as most
public and private non-profit agencies can be considered as a work
What Are the
Responsibilities of an Off-Campus Work Study Employer?
Participating agencies serve as the employer of record for the student. You
have the ability to select the student you would like to hire, your are
responsible for their work-load, their evaluation, their safety, and all other
aspects of their employment. Employers pay 33% of a student’s wage up to their
Work Study Award amount (all Work Study students have a limit to the amount of
money they can make through this program) and are responsible for worker’s
compensation coverage. The 33% cost covers a 25% match to the 75% federal match,
and an 8% administrative fee.