The Federal Work Study program is a need-based financial aid program which provides funds for the part-time employment of students. Students must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA and Temple Financial Aid Application. Once awarded, it is the student’s responsibility to find their own employment, and during the academic year many students work as teaching and research assistants. Students receiving work study must complete the payroll process with the University Human Resources Department and are paid on a bi-weekly basis for the number of hours they work within a pay period. The maximum amount of work-study eligibility for a student is $1500 for the academic year.

Full-time first-year students are not eligible for work study awards and first-year Day Division students are prohibited from seeking any part-time employment unless special permission is granted.

Summer Work Study awards are also available to eligible students. Through the summer work study program many law students have the opportunity to earn money to help meet their summer living expenses while gaining valuable legal experience. There is a separate application process for Summer Work Study.