Student Employment

Financial aid award packages may include work-study, depending on need. This means that you are eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program, and may earn up to the amount recommended in your package. Federal Work-Study jobs, generally averaging from 15 to 20 hours per week, are secured through The Wasserman Center for Career Development, located at 133 East 13th Street. Positions in various on-campus departments and organizations are available (though not guaranteed).

Important Notice: Work-Study earnings are not credited on your Bursar bill, but are paid directly to the student on a bi-weekly basis. Money earned from employment is normally used for books, transportation, and personal expenses. Work-Study is not available at all Study Away locations.

Students are not required to meet their earnings expectation through the Federal Work-Study Program, and may choose not to accept Federal Work-Study and seek instead employment in an on-campus or off-campus job in which wages are paid entirely by the employer's budget.

New York University provides a wide range of employment opportunities for students, and all are encouraged to take advantage of the placement services (including summer jobs) offered by The Wasserman Center for Career Development. Students may use the center immediately upon payment of their tuition deposit.

Important information for graduate students:
Graduate assistantships are available in some schools. Graduate assistantships and teaching fellowships provide tuition remission and a stipend. Duties include teaching, research, and other activities related to departmental needs. All applicants for assistantships, whether or not other types of financial aid are requested, should contact their department directly for information, instructions, and applications. A graduate assistantship may affect eligibility for some forms of financial aid. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid, as well as your department, if your award package does not indicate your assistantship. Work-Study is not awarded during the Summer Sessions, however there are still jobs available during that time.