Work-Study through Pacific University

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is awarded to students by the Office of Financial Aid and is redeemed as wages for work performed in qualifying jobs. Work-Study jobs can be excellent vehicles for gaining skills and experiences to explore your career interests. Students are encouraged to choose jobs that will advance their educational and career goals. Students can find Work-Study jobs readily in almost all departments on campus, and at approved community service partners. View Available Student Jobs HERE.

The student employment procedures are all completed online via a tool called Paycom.  From applying to jobs, through hiring and even timecards & paychecks are all managed from this new comprehensive system. Please know that all NEW hires will need to complete information for the Federal W4 & I9 forms. The federal I9 form requires that you show us an original identification form (no photos or copies accepted).  The most common ID forms accepted are social security card, US birth certificate or US Passport, but see the complete list on the I9 form itself.  For more details about the program, review the Student Work-Study Manual, and visit the Career Development Center.

Find and apply for all available Work-Study positions online at For the 2019/20 school year jobs will start posting mid to late August.  You cannot begin work until the first day of class.  Most departments start hiring the week of August 26.

Plan to attend the Fall Work & Service Fair, Thursday August 29, 2019 11am-1pm at the Marsh Lawn.  Meet with Employers for Work-Study as well as Internships, Summer-Jobs, Volunteer Opportunities and more!  You can apply for work-study jobs right there, bring copies of your resume or this student application and student info sheet to give to employers.

Work Study jobs are available all year long, however the community service positions only hire until late October every Fall. Here is a link to the Work-Study FAQs.

Check our our 2019-2020 Community Service Work-Study Partners websites:


Contact Us

Erin Robbins | Administrative Assistant & Work-Study Coordinator
503-352-2877 | | Chapman Hall, Reception

Melissa Vieira | Internship & Community Service Work-Study Coordinator
503-352-3126 | | Chapman Hall 201

Stacie Englund | Assistant Director of Financial Aid 
503-352-2858 | | Marsh Hall, Office of Financial Aid