Work-Study at Pacific University

Work-Study Awards

Federal Work-Study is awarded to students by the Office of Financial Aid and is redeemed as wages for work performed in qualifying jobs.

Students who receive a Federal Work-Study award are eligible to work in various departments on campus and/or at approved community-based, government and non-profit organizations off campus.

Students with Work-Study awards should obtain their paperwork packet from the Career Development Center.  (Returning students will receive them in their UC Box the first day of school.)  

Available Work-Study jobs are posted on Handshake ( listed under two employers: Pacific University Work-Study & Pacific University CSWS (Community Service Work-Study)

For information or clarification about a financial aid award, please email Stacie Englund in the Office of Financial Aid or call 503-352-2858.

Questions about obtaining or searching for Work-Study jobs may be emailed to Erin Robbins in the Career Development Center (CDC) or visit Chapman Hall on the Forest Grove campus.

Various University departments hire for on-campus positions throughout the academic year, while community service positions are available for start dates only before the set hiring deadline every Fall.

Questions specifically concerning off-campus community service Work-Study jobs should be directed to the CDC Internship Coordinator & Community Service Work-Study Coordinator, Melissa Vieira

Work-Study Manual
The Student Work-Study Participation Manual provides an overview of the Work-Study program and student involvement and responsibilities as an employee of Pacific University.