Student Financial Aid Federal School Code: 003425

Student Employment

The Clemson University Office of Student Financial Aid and the Michelin Career Center offer employment services to students. Immigration laws require all persons employed in the United States to verify eligibility to work. Students desiring employment in any capacity, either on or off campus, should be prepared to provide proper identification and documentation such as a valid U.S. passport or an official copy of a birth certificate and photo identification.  An original Social Security Card will also be required.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs for undergraduate students who have established financial need through the submission of the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by March 1 for freshmen and April 1 for upperclassmen to receive priority consideration. Students who wish to continue as FWS employees must reapply annually.

Federal Work-Study assistance will be awarded first to those with the greatest amount of financial need if demand exceeds available funds. Students must be enrolled full time and maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive Federal Work-Study financial assistance.

Students are paid semimonthly, and paychecks are automatically deposited into students' bank accounts. Since Work-Study earnings are paid directly to students, the money cannot be credited to student accounts for satisfaction of University charges.


America Reads Program

Students who qualify for Federal Work-Study may be eligible to participate in America Reads, a federal literacy program. FWS recipients who are interested in tutoring elementary age children in local schools and community centers must apply to Teacher Education online through the FWS website.  More information is available at www.clemson.edu/hehd/departments/education/research/americareads.

Part-Time Employment

Information about on- and off-campus job openings is located at the Michelin Career Center in the Hendrix Student Center or at career.clemson.edu. The Job Location and Development Program, a federally funded service to assist students in obtaining part-time employment, maintains a listing of job opportunities. Students can also contact individual departments.