The University of Missouri employs students through regular part-time jobs and through the Federal Work-Study Program. Jobs are typically 5 to 10 hours per week, with wages varying by position and skill level.
Student employees are paid via direct deposit to their bank account. These funds are not applied to a student's MU account and are not listed as pending aid on the billing statement.
The MU Office of Student Financial Aid is responsible for the initial awarding of Federal Work-Study to eligible students. This opportunity is awarded to students who:
- Demonstrate financial need
- Filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Mizzou priority deadline
- Indicated an interest in part-time work on the FAFSA
- Are enrolled in at least a half-time status
The MU Career Center administers the actual placement of Federal Work-Study students. Only students who have completed the following are eligible to select a work study position.
- Accepted their Federal Work-Study award in myZou
- Submitted all required documents listed in the student’s myZou To Do list
- Completed verification, if selected
After selecting a Federal Work-Study position, students may be required to interview with that corresponding department. Selecting a position does not guarantee the student will be hired for that position.
If you have been selected for verification and the Financial Aid Office has not completed the verification process or has not received all necessary documents, you will receive a “File Incomplete” message when you try to select a position.
If you have not received a Federal Work-Study award, you may still work in a campus position that does not require a FAFSA or financial need.
Campus job openings for students not receiving Federal Work-Study are available through the Career Center.
Earnings are distributed directly to the student by direct deposit into a bank account. Your Federal Work-Study award cannot be applied directly to your MU bill.