J.D. students who meet federal financial aid need standards after their first year and wish to work with a designated employer may participate in the work-study program. Depending on the availability of federal and matching employer funds, on- and off-campus positions are available during the academic year and summer to students who have completed at least one year of study. Off campus work-study positions require Pennsylvania residency. First-year students strongly discouraged from working and should meet with the Financial Aid Director before pursuing a work study job.
Students who participate in the work-study program will have a reduced amount of eligibility to borrow Grad PLUS or alternative educational loans. Current students can search for work-study employment at https://psu.jobs/university_park/jobs/jobtype/gradassist_postdoc. Law students are eligible to apply for only work study jobs within the Law School.