Work-Study & Employment
To help offset the cost of college, many students choose to work on or off campus. In addition, the Federal Work-Study Program is available to students with demonstrated financial need.
Any Towson University student may seek employment on campus as a regular student employee. Opportunities are diverse; many staff offices on campus and academic departments hire student employees, not to mention other major on-campus employers such as the University Store.
The Career Center coordinates a database of available on-campus and off-campus jobs and internship opportunities.
Federal Work-Study is a need-based financial aid program that allows eligible students to offset the costs of college by working part-time (up to 20 hours per week) during the academic year and full-time on campus during the summer. Work-study jobs are available on campus and with some approved, off-campus organizations.
Students receive a paycheck for work study just like any other job. Work study pay can be used to pay day-to-day educational and living expenses, or can be saved and used to pay tuition and fees in the next term. Unlike regular student employment, the money earned from a work-study placement is not included in the student income calculation when applying for financial aid for the next year.
See the Financial Aid Office for more information.