Financial Aid

School Code: 001828

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Financial Aid Office Hours:


Monday - Thursday:  8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Friday:  9 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Contact Us:

Phone:  260-481-6820

Fax:      260-481-4159

Kettler Hall - 102 (Check-in at Information Desk)
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN  46805

Gainful Employment Information:

Dental Assisting Certificate

Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting


What is Federal Work-Study?

Federal Work-Study offers part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, to help pay for educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work that would be related to educational goals.

Quick Overview:

  • Provides part-time employment to students.
  • It is available to undergraduate and graduate students at Purdue Fort Wayne.
  • It is available to half-time and full-time students.
  • Funds are administered by the Financial Aid Office.  Job postings are handled by Career Services.

What kinds of jobs are there?

The program offers both on-campus and off-campus jobs. Off-campus jobs are with non-profit organizations that have joined the program and have been approved to employ Federal Work-Study students working for the public interest.

On-campus jobs are available in a variety of departments and offices across campus. To find listings of work-study positions, visit Handshake or visit the work study website.

How much can I earn?

All work-study jobs pay the federal minimum wage level, though some jobs offer a higher rate.

Total award depends on:

  • When you apply
  • Your financial need

How will I be paid?

Students receiving Federal Work-Study funds receive payment bi-weekly at Purdue Fort Wayne. This payroll check is sent to the student directly.  It does not apply against the student's charges with Purdue Fort Wayne.  This is set up through the payroll department when you start the position. 

Can I work as many hours as I want?

There are limits on how much you can work per week and how much money you can earn per semester. Currently, a federal work-study student should not expect to exceed 12 hours per week.