Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study is a government program that provides financial assistance to students through part-time employment. Learn more by checking details on how to apply, eligibility information, and check out open federal work-study opportunities.


• Demonstrate financial need
• Attend school at least half-time
• Be enrolled in a degree-granting program
• Be either a citizen or permanent resident of the United States


Sofia University pays $20/hr. Student Assistants may work a maximum of 20 hrs/week.

How to Apply

Please send your resume to lisa.sammon@sofia.edu and indicate on email subject line for the position you are applying for.


All positions are open until filled.

Pay Schedule

Student Assistants receive a paycheck 2x/ month (the 1st and 15th of the month).

Open Positions

We invite you to apply to any of the following opportunities that you may be interested in.

Mentor - Alta Housing (External Opportunity)

Mentor – Hiring for Multiple Openings
Reports to: Lisa Sammon
Department: Alta Housing (Community Service Partner)
Classification: Part-time, Non-Exempt, Community Service
Location: Remote

Please send your resume to lisa.sammon@sofia.edu and indicate position name in subject line.

General Description:


• Mentors provide guidance, motivation, emotional support, and role-modeling.
• Mentor relationships with our youth residents.
• Build student self-esteem to complete homework independently.
• Guide students with different study skill strategies.
• Coach students based on volunteers’ experiences.
• Do fun and interesting activities together.
• Support academic improvement.
• Model wellness to positively influence youth and relationships.
• Mentoring session for all subjects: Grades 4th-9th.
• A mentor will help with exploring careers, setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying resources.
• Each mentor partners with 2 students.
• Student mentor must pass a criminal background check. (Sofia University pays for this.)
• Federal Work Study (FWS) students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week andwill earn $20 per hour. FWS students may not work more than 2 work study jobs.
• Work Study positions run on a quarterly basis.

Sofia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Human Resources Department at 888-820-1484 ext.10200.

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