State Work-Study Employment
State Work-Study Pays. Earn money & experience.
Pennsylvania has its own State Work-Study Program outside of Federal Work-Study. The program is open to all PA students, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements. This is an additional opportunity to earn money for school and experience for the real world.
The State Work-Study Program is a great option for Pennsylvania students:
- Take advantage of employment opportunities located in Pennsylvania.
- Choose your own employer.
- Pick a job in your future career field.
- Work up to 40 hours per week.
Determine if you are an eligible student and find an eligible job.
Know your deadlines and make sure you use the correct codes when you apply.
Use our checklist to make sure you're prepared for your 1st day of work.
Did You Know?
The State Work-Study Program is a PHEAA-administered program made possible through funding from the General Assembly and with the cooperation of Pennsylvania postsecondary institutions and employers.
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By U.S. Mail
State Grant and Special Programs
P.O. Box 8157
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8157
Hours of Operations
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET)
NOTE: Effective March 1, 2018, information about a State Grant or Special Programs applicant/recipient will only be released to the student and authorized third parties. PHEAA will also no longer honor any prior third party authorization forms. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage the applicant/recipient to contact us directly to learn more about his/her account status.
Are You an Employer?
If you are an employer who is interested in our State Work-Study Program, find out how you can participate.