Work Study

If you have applied for financial aid and have been offered work-study, you have an opportunity to gain great work experience and network with professionals inside and outside the Duke community.

Undergraduate Students

 

All students who apply for financial aid will be offered work study, regardless of financial need. To learn more about the work-study program and how it may benefit you, see the links below.


Graduate Students

As a graduate student, you'll need to contact your program's financial aid office to determine if you are eligible for work study.  If you've already been offered work study, the links below provide helpful information about the program.

 

 

Duke Employers

Duke University departments hire work study students directly. Each pay period, student hours are submitted to payroll.

  • For Federal Work Study student participants, payroll will deduct 75% of the allocated earnings to be paid to the student from a Work Study WBS Element (which the student will provide); the remaining 25% of the allocated earnings is deducted from the department's cost center. All (100%) of the student's earnings in excess of the allocation will be deducted from the department's cost center.
  • For Duke Work Study student participants, payroll will deduct 50% of the allocated earnings to be paid to the student from a Duke Work Study cost center (which the student will provide); the remaining 50% of the allocated earnings is deducted from the department's cost center. All (100%) of the student's earnings in excess of the allocation will be deducted from the department's cost center.

 

Non-Profit Employers

Non-profit agencies participate in work study programs administered by Duke University through collaboration with the Duke Office of Civic Engagement.  If you are interested in participating in Duke’s Work Study program, please submit your request using their online form.

Once an agency has been approved, the Duke Office of Civic Engagement will post their position on Duke List, and the Office of Civic Engagement’s website.   Students submit their applications directly to the agency. The agency is responsible for interviewing, hiring and paying the students. 

Approved Non-Profits are reimbursed for a portion of the student’s wages depending on the type of work study the student has been awarded.   The type of work study and the amount of reimbursement the employer can expect will be included in the student’s Work Study Verification letter.   Please be sure to ask the student for their work study papers; never assume a student has work study.

Agencies who employ Federal Work Study students will be reimbursed for 90% of the student's earnings.  Those who employ Duke Work Study students will be reimbursed for 50% of the student's earnings. 

Summer Non-Enrolled Work-Study

Please note that summer non-enrolled work study will not be available for Summer 2021.