How It Works
Students who have a Work-Study award listed on MyFinAid are eligible to find a job listed in the Work-Study Office job listings. The incentive for employers to hire Work-Study students is the hourly-wage subsidy the Federal Work-Study Program provides. This works out to be either a net 50%-50%, net 55% (Work-Study) - 45% (employer) for nonprofit or government organizations, or net 40% (Work-Study) - 60% (employer) for for-profit businesses. You must complete a number of steps before hiring a Cal Work-Study student.
Students can start working as early as June 1 but they must stop working by the last day of the spring semester or last day of enrollment.
Before a Work-Study student can begin working for you complete these steps:
- If you know your Employer User ID and password, click here
If you forgot your password or User ID, click here.
- Select "Jobs" and then "Job Listings"
- Scroll down, find the job in question, and select the 10-digit job number (far left).
- Scroll down and select "Refer student to this job, ", enter the student's ID number (SID), and follow the prompts.
The student will then log in to the Student area of the Work-Study website to accept or decline the job offer. Once that's done, confirmation emails are sent.
Please note, any earnings by a student prior to the completion of this process is not considered Work-Study, and thus cannot receive the federal rate subsidy. Never hesitate to call or email if you have any questions to:
Phone: (510) 642-5625
Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
201 Sproul Hall, Mail Code #1962
Berkeley, CA 94720-1962