Work Study Programs
Keystone College is proud to provide two Work Study programs to help meet the financial needs of our students and offer on-campus employment to these students who need assistance with expenses while they’re enrolled at Keystone College.
- The Federal Work Study Program
A Federal Work Study award is need based and determined through the annual filing of the FAFSA. The estimated award amount is allocated by the Financial Assistance & Planning Office and reported in the student’s financial aid package.
- Keystone College Work Study Program
The Keystone College work study program is also need based and determined through the annual filing of the FAFSA, but funded solely by Keystone College. The estimated award amount is allocated by the Financial Assistance & Planning Office and reported in the student’s financial aid package.
In order to receive a Work Study award, students must meet federal eligibility requirements, including the academic progress policy, and apply for financial aid each year by filing the FAFSA.
The Work Study award included in the student’s financial aid package is an offer, not a guarantee for employment.
Work Study awards are not credited to a student's account. It is a job and the student will receive a bi-weekly paycheck that can be used to cover educational and/or personal expenses.
To learn more about job descriptions or how to obtain a Work Study position, visit the Student Success Center.
PHEAA-Administered Work-Study Programs
Information for Students
The State Work-Study Program (SWSP) provides Pennsylvania students with employment opportunities in high-technology and community-service fields. Through SWSP you gain career-related, on-the-job work experience while earning money to help pay for your higher education. You generally work from 10 to 15 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during the summer. Students can earn up to $3600 during the school year and also earn up to an additional $3600 during the Summer.
- Be a Pennsylvania resident.
- Be enrolled at least half-time (6 - 11 credits) in a PHEAA-approved higher education institution, in a program of study at least two years in length.
- Be a State Grant or subsidized federal loan recipient.
- Be able to benefit from a career-related work experience in a high-tech or community-service job.
- Not owe a State Grant refund or be in default on any student loan.
- Secure a career-related job with a PHEAA approved, on-campus or off-campus SWSP employer.
You and your employer must complete the SWSP Student Application/Placement form and submit it to PHEAA by the following deadlines:
|Academic Year (or fall term only)||October 1|
|Spring Term Only||January 15|