Help Finding the Right Job

The first step in getting started with Work Study is to determine what kind of Work Study job is best for you. Ask yourself a few simple questions:

Did my Financial Aid Award Letter indicate that I was eligible for Work Study?
Your Work Study Award will be listed on your Financial Aid Award Letter as a message. Contact the Work Study Coordinator, Michael Bowman (michael.bowman@northwestu.edu) if you have questions about your eligibility for Work Study.

Am I planning on pursuing a major or minor in the College of Ministry?
If you are, or will be pursuing a major or minor in the College of Ministry, you are eligible for Federal Work Study opportunities only. Non College of Ministry students are eligible for either Federal or State Work Study.

What kind of job am I looking for?

Do I want to work on or off campus?

Review Job Options Below:

There are five types of student employees. Based upon your answers to the above questions, pick the option that best suits your job needs:

Off-Campus Jobs: Washington State Work Study

Washington State Work Study employees work off-campus, for an approved employer, and are paid by their employer. It is highly-recommended that students find Washington State Work Study jobs that are related to academic or career goals. Washington State Work Study positions are administered by the Financial Aid Services Office. Students must have Work Study on their Award Letter, and not be pursuing a College of Ministry major or minor to qualify. Although Northwest University does not guarantee each student a Work Study position, many employment opportunities are available for students to pursue in the community.

Current off-campus Work Study jobs can be found through the NU JobSearch Webpage (within the State Work Study category).

On-Campus Jobs: Federal Work Study

Most Federal Work Study employees work on-campus and are paid by the university. Students work an average of 12-15 hours per week. Employment applications can be found at the Human Resources Office or online on the Northwest University Website (this job application is the same one required for all NU employment). Your application will be sent to the different departments on campus that have positions available. These departments will contact you to set up an interview. For more information regarding on-campus jobs, please contact Human Resources.

Off-Campus Jobs: Federal Community Service Work Study

Federal Community Service employees work off-campus and are paid by their employer. These students work for an approved Federal Community Service Organization performing a variety of tasks. These jobs are open to students of any major, but the students must have Work Study on their Award Letter. Although Northwest University does not guarantee each student a Work Study position, many employment opportunities are available for students to pursue in the community. Visit the Types of Work Study page for more information about this opportunity.

On-Campus Jobs: Non-Work Study

Work Study is not required in order to work on-campus. Students work an average of 12-15 hours per week. Employment applications can be found at the Human Resources Office or online on the Northwest University Website (this job application is the same one required for all NU employment). For more information regarding on-campus jobs, please contact Human Resources.

Off-Campus Jobs: Non-Work Study

If you are not eligible for the Work Study program, you may seek employment through the NU JobSearch Webpage. NU JobSearch is ready to assist you in identifying part-time employment when you arrive at Northwest University. More information regarding NU JobSearch can be obtained through the Human Resources Office.

Not sure about your Work Study eligibility?

If you are eligible for Work Study, it will be included on your Award Letter. If you were not awarded Work Study as a part of your financial aid package, but want to see if you qualify, please contact the Financial Aid Services Office.