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Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid administers financial aid from federal, state, institutional, and private resources according to the Federal guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The university works with students and families in determining available funds to help meet the cost of education at the University of Saint Francis.

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Student Employment

Students who wish to work part time while enrolled at the University of Saint Francis may be considered for employment through the following programs:

On-Campus Employment - this non need-based program allows students who are able to work on campus up to 20 hours per week at the current minimum wage.

Federal Work Study Program - requires that a student demonstrates financial need. A student's eligibility is determined during the financial aid awarding process. Eligibility does not guarantee a position; finding a position is the student's responsibility. Students are required to complete an application online in Cougar Connection. Applications are typically available by August 1 prior to the start of the academic year. The student will receive a paycheck every two weeks, rather than having it deducted from their bill.  The exact amount that the student will earn is dependent upon the actual hours that are worked and the rate of pay.

State Summer Work Study - EARN (Employment Aid Readiness Network) Indiana, launched in Summer 2013, revamped the existing state work-study program. Students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships, while employers receive state matching funds in exchange for hiring these students. EARN Indiana has partnered with Indiana INTERNnet to better match students and employers to maximize each student's academic success and career achievement and to assist employers in finding the perfect fit for their team. Information regarding this program is available through EARN Indiana.