What if you could gain experience and professional training and earn extra money, all while never having to leave campus?
If you qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program, you can. Student employees are a vital part of our campus community, helping ensure Rollins runs smoothly. In turn, they’re presented with opportunities pertinent to their field of study, gaining crucial experience and mentorship while expanding their professional network.
Aid That Adds Up
Students who meet financial requirements can earn up to $3,500 per academic year through federally funded work study. When combined with scholarships and grants, work-study awards serve as an essential piece of many students’ financial aid packages.
Experience That Pays Off
Communications majors manage social media content in the Office of Marketing, theatre students run the Annie Russell Theatre box office, and computer science students troubleshoot technology challenges at the IT Help Desk. These aren’t just entry-level jobs—they’re serious resume-building opportunities that can help you land your dream job after graduation.
How do I fill out the FAFSA?
To find out if you qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program, you'll first need to fill out the The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about how to fill out the FAFSA, what documents you'll need on hand, how long it will take to fill out. The FAFSA opens each year on October 1.
Real Experience, Real Outcomes
Work-study students have the option of working in a job that speaks to their interests and area of study so they can gain real-world experience without ever having to leave campus. Think of it as an extension of your work inside the classroom, with a side of bragging rights. Here’s how three Tars turned their on-campus jobs into career talking points.
Shaffaq Noor ’18
Rollins Job: IT network technician
Current Career: Technical project manager, StackPath
“My on-campus job allowed me to link my degree to my field, giving me an understanding of how I would be able to apply the knowledge and skills I was learning in the classroom to my future profession. My computer science courses provided me with the necessary problem-solving skills, and my job allowed me to apply those skills in parallel.”
Maria Gutierrez ’16
Rollins Job: Station manager, WPRK
Current Career: Assistant producer, NPR
“My time at WPRK was crucial to my career development. I was a radio DJ for about three years. I learned how to operate a board while also curating a live show. All of this helped me develop my own voice as a creative person in audio production and journalism and taught me the management, recruiting, and event-planning skills that came with being the promotions director and station manager.”
Happiness Omochere ’20
Rollins Job: Social media assistant, Office of Marketing
Current Career: Privacy operations specialist, Facebook
“Working as a social media intern made me realize I wanted a career that was constantly changing, dynamic, and innovating. Thanks to my Rollins experiences, I was recruited by Facebook to begin work over the summer as a digital rights operations intern, which was a perfect fit because the position is at the intersection of law and technology.”