Financial Aid

Work Study

The Federal Work Study Program provides eligible undergraduate and graduate students with part-time employment to help meet their educational expenses while providing valuable work experience. Federal Work Study funds are restricted to students not simultaneously serving as a Graduate or Resident Assistants. Positions are need-based with flexible work hours ranging from ten to fifteen hours per week. These positions are only available for students who have completed their FAFSA and been awarded Federal Workstudy funds.

Work Study Openings Campus Map


  • Annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Submit all required documents so Financial Aid Office can determine eligibility for work study.
  • Remain enrolled at least half-time (6 hours in fall/spring, 3 hours in summer) for Federal Work Study and full-time (at least 12 hours in fall/spring, enroll in at least 3 hours for summer and remain enrolled for the term) for Institutional Work Study. Failure to do so will result in immediate termination.
  • Meet HSU Satisfactory Progress requirements.
  • Cannot be Graduate Assistant or Resident Assistant while on Work Study.
  • Before beginning work, all hire documents must be completed through the Taleo system.
  • Upon resignation or dismissal from a work study assignment, not eligible for another work study position in the same semester.


  • Do not disclose confidential information.
  • Be willing to work.
  • Be prompt and reliable in attendance and work scheduled hours until the end of the semester.
  • Notify supervisor prior to any absence.
  • Dress appropriately for job in which employed. Represent Henderson in a positive manner.
  • Meet policies provided by department.


  • Supervisor will evaluate student worker each semester. Evaluation will be added to student’s permanent file.

Employee Grievance

  • Discuss any conflict or misunderstanding of work policies or regulations first with immediate supervisor. Unresolved issues may be referred to student conduct.