Awards & Wages

Awards

Your award amount is determined by your financial need through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and availability of funds to the work study program. Work study awards are typically around $1,200 for incoming freshmen and $2,000 for continuing students.

Please note that your work study award could change if you have changes in eligibility.

Wages

All employers must pay their work study employees at least Missouri’s minimum wage. Some employers pay above this level or provide additional means of compensation as their positions require advanced skills, experience, and/or knowledge.

While wage should be a consideration in the job selection process it should not be the primary reason for choosing a particular job. A wide variety of job experience and skills may later give students an edge over those who only perform basic skills once they begin applying for the same jobs after graduation.