Work Study Information

Work study is a federally funded program designed to assist exceptionally needy students with educational costs. Work study is a need-based program.

How Do I Qualify for Work Study?

  • File your Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15 at FAFSA.gov.

In addition to early application, there are four other qualifications in order to be awarded work-study:

  • You must be enrolled at least 6 credits per semester and must be working towards a degree at Lyndon.
  • You must qualify on the basis of need. Need is determined by the Financial Aid Office after evaluating your FAFSA.
  • You must be making satisfactory academic progress. See Downloadable File below.
  • If selected, you must complete the verification process.

Failure to turn in necessary documents when requested may result in loss of work-study eligibility. You will receive notification on whether or not you are eligible for work-study on your Financial Aid Award Letter/Email Notification. If your award package does not include a work-study amount, you are not eligible.

Work-Study Funding

To find out if you have been awarded Work-Study funding for the current year:

  • Go to Web Services in the Portal, Click on Student Financial Aid.
  • Click on Financial Aid Award Letter.
  • Click on Submit for the Award Year and make sure that you have accepted (A-Accept) your work study funding.

If you’re ineligible for Work-Study funding:

  • Check with Sodexo, the College’s food service. They hire students to work in the Stevens Dining Hall or the Hornet’s Nest Snack Bar.
  • Depending on departmental budgets and students’ specific skills, students may be hired by these departments:

Education/Psych  •  Exercise Science  •  Math  •  Atmospheric Science  •  Business Department  •  Mountain Recreation  •  TV Studies/EJA  •  Academic Support  •  Conferences  •  Library  •  Quimby Gallery  •  Theatre Tech Crew  •  Switchboard  •  Intramurals  •  Residential Life  •  SHAPE  •  Finance Budget/Payroll  •  Public Safety  •  Copy Center  •  Information Technology  •  Institutional Advancement  •  Admissions  •  Maintenance  •  Custodial  •  EXCEL/Trio

If you have any questions about eligibility, contact us at LSCFinancialAid@LyndonState.edu or call us at 802.626.6396.

Downloadable File


Amy Wright, M.Ed., Director of Career Services
LAC 323
802.626.6441 | 802.626.9770 (fax)