State Work-Study Employment

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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.
  • Prepare

    Determine if you are an eligible student and find an eligible job.

  • Apply

    Know your deadlines and make sure you use the correct codes when you apply.

  • After You Apply

    Use our checklist to make sure you're prepared for your 1st day of work.

  • Work-Study Employment FAQ

    Find answers to some common questions about the State Work-Study Program in Pennsylvania.

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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Contact Us

  • by phone

    1-800-692-7392
  • by telecommunications device

    TTY: Dial 711
    (for hearing impaired)
  • by email

    swsp@pheaa.org

By U.S. Mail

PHEAA
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)

Are You an Employer?

If you are an employer who is interested in our State Work-Study Program, find out how you can participate.

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