Types of Aid - Student Employment

Your UWF financial aid package will be made up of a combination of awards depending on your academic standing and your financial need. Awards including scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work-study opportunities are all part of what makes a UWF education affordable.

Types of Student Employment

Employment is an important part of financial aid. More than 1100 students work in UWF departments across campus, typically for 10 to 15 hours per week for work-study positions while some students work up to 40 hours/week in full-time positions. All students earn minimum wage or higher and receive biweekly checks. 

Federal Work-Study (FWS) 

A need-based federal aid program where a student is assigned an on-campus job. A small percentage of FWS funds are allocated to off-campus, non-profit community service organizations. All work-study positions are in Pensacola or at the Ft. Walton Beach campus. Awards are available to a limited number of undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) working on a first degree. The average award is 15 hours /week at $8.05/hour. Students are paid by check every two weeks based upon the number of hours worked during that period.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available in many departments across campus.  Please contact Graduate Admissions or your academic department regarding availability.  Graduate Assistants are paid bi-weekly and some receive partial tuition waivers. 

Other Personal Services (OPS) Student Employment

There are many opportunities for students to be employed on campus outside of the Federal Work-Study program. Student job opportunities are posted on the Human Resources website under Student Employment. Additionally, departments that hire large numbers of students post employment opportunities on their individual websites or in their office – examples include Housing Office, Food Service, and Recreation.