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Employing Students with Work-Study

Many UC San Diego students receive federally funded work-study awards as part of their financial aid package.

The Career Center facilitates two work-study programs each year. These programs enable campus departments, non-profit, governmental and community-based agencies and schools to hire students at a significant salary savings.

The community service work-study positions provide services designed to improve the quality of life for community residents. These positions may serve UC San Diego students, faculty and staff, low income individuals, or those who benefit from:

  • health care, child care, literacy training, education (including tutorial services), transportation, public safety, crime prevention and control, recreation and community improvement
  • support services for students with disabilities
  • mentoring activites such as tutoring, educational and recreational activities or counseling including career counseling

In addition, there is a second work-study program that may be utilized by campus departments that employ students in positions that do not meet the criteria for community service.

To learn more about these work study programs, contact the Student Employment Office.