DigiPen participates in the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS). Federal Work-Study is a need-based financial aid program, funded by the federal government that is designed to promote part-time employment of financially eligible students. Student’s awarded FWS will have their wages offset by the federal subsidy, allowing for greater flexibility in the overall number of students hired and hours scheduled for those students.
Federal Work-Study is offered to undergraduate students who complete the FAFSA and meet the Office of Financial Aid’s Federal Work-Study awarding guidelines. Not all students are eligible for Federal Work-Study and students do not need to be awarded Federal Work-Study to be eligible to work on campus.
To be eligible to work, a student must be admitted to a DigiPen degree program and registered in at least three credits during the current fall and/or spring semesters. Students may work during the summer semester as well as long as they are registered in the previous spring and intend on being enrolled in the following fall semester.
Federal Work-Study does not pay a student’s bill up front, rather students are required to earn the funds and will be paid through monthly student paychecks. It is up to the student to use their earnings towards educational expenses. As an added benefit for these students, Federal Work-Study earnings do not count as income when it comes time to complete the FAFSA reflecting the tax year in which you earned the wages. Federal Work-Study earnings are taxable just like all other income.
To view DigiPen Student employment listings please visit the student job page.