Work-study and student workers

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Q: Are Federal Work Study funds still being awarded by VCU? Are Federal Work Study positions available both virtually and on-campus?

A: Yes, VCU is still providing Federal Work Study awards. Students may check eServices to see if Federal Work Study funds were awarded as part of their financial aid package. Questions about your Federal Work Study award? Contact or your financial counselor via Navigate. Students may search for both in-person and virtual Federal Work Study positions on Handshake. Students are also encouraged to make a career advising appointment to discuss Federal Work Study and part-time job opportunities through Handshake. For assistance, please email

Q: What will happen to a student's Federal Work Study monetary award if campus closes and they are no longer able to work in their on-campus Federal Work Study position?

A: In the event of a campus closure, Federal Work Study students will receive up-to-date information from the Financial Aid office. Students with questions can email

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