Federal Work Programs

Federal Work Programs

There are two types of Federal Work Programs available to students at Alfred State. It is college policy that a student may not be employed more than 20 hours per week during an academic period or 29 hours per week in a summer campus position. The following is a brief description of each federal program.

Work Study Program

This program is a portion of Federal financial aid, designed to provide eligible students an opportunity to earn a portion of their educational expenses through campus and community service based employment in various campus departments and offices. Eligibility for this program is determined by the Federal government through the processing of the student's annual submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students are paid at an hourly rate and receive pay every two weeks for the hours worked. Students may view Alfred State's Job Link as early as July 1 to see what positions are available and how to apply for them. The average Federal College Work-Study plan is $2,350 annually which equates to between six and seven hours per week. A student’s work study plan cannot be used as a credit on the student's bill. Federal College Work-Study is subject to campus availability.

Work Grant Program

The Work Grant Program is an opportunity for a limited number of selected students, who are not Work-Study eligible, to be employed in an on-campus position and for campus employers to hire those students whose specific talents are needed. The funding for this program is through the generosity of the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc., a private foundation representing faculty, staff, and friends of the college. Similar to Work-Study, Work Grant student employees work an average of six hours per week and also receive their paycheck on a bi-weekly basis.