Financial Aid
Student Employment

Award Letter Work Study Basics

  • The work study opportunities described in this section are available only to students who have financial need. While the Student Financial Services Office cannot guarantee jobs for students, resources are available through the Career Services Office to assist students in ensuring a successful job search.

    The student's award letter lists a maximum gross earnings amount. Once the student has a job, if it appears that they can earn more than their initial award, they should contact Student Financial Services to see if they may be eligible for an increase in their award.

    Students may also reduce or reject their work study awards. To do this:

    • New students who received a paper award letter can 1) cross out the awarded amount, write in the reduced amount (using $0 if they want to reject the award altogether), sign and date the change somewhere near the requested change and mail it back to Student Financial Services OR 2) e-mail Student Financial Services from their SU e-mail address telling us how they want their work study award to be adjusted.
    • Continuing students who view their award letters at SUOnline should us the e-mail option described above to request adjustments to their work study awards.

    Once Student Financial Services has processed the revision request, students will receive a revised award letter or award letter notification.