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Financial Aid


Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded financial aid employment program.  Work Study jobs are available for students who were offered FWS as part of their financial aid package.  Eligibility is based on need as determined by the FAFSA and the availability of funds at the time of application.  You can check to see if you were offered FWS by logging into my.newpaltz and navigating to the MY FINANCIAL AID section.  An FWS award in not a guarantee of a job, as you'll need to apply and get hired before you can start earning your work study funds. Additionally, Federal Work Study will not be awarded for the sole purpose of helping students become eligible for additional government benefits such as Food Stamps. 

To find out more about the program, access helpful forms and search for jobs please visit our work study page.

*Students who received a work study award for 2019-2020 can begin applying for jobs August 12th by logging into the work study jobs website*



Student Assistant

Student Assistant jobs provide on-campus employment opportunities for enrolled students regardless of financial need.  Hiring decisions are made at the department-level, so students must apply directly with the on-campus department that interests them. 

Visit the Student Assistant page on the Payroll site for information, forms and a list of departments who hire student assistants


Off-Campus Jobs

Students can search for part-time, full-time, or seasonal off-campus opportunities.  Local employers can post jobs in the Job Locator Database and students can log in to view openings.  Students are encouraged to make contact with any job that interests them. It is the responsibility of the student to finalize the details of the off- campus job with the employer who posts it.

Visit the JOBX site to check out the off-campus opportunities.