Work-study is a type of need-based financial aid that allows you to work on campus or with an approved off-campus employer to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. It's not a grant (because you must work to earn it), and it's not a loan (because you don't have to repay it). In addition, work-study positions give you the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience.

Do I Qualify for Work-Study?

While most eligible students will be offered Federal Work-Study (which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education), Colorado residents may be awarded Colorado Work-Study, which is funded by the Colorado General Assembly. Other than the source of funding, there is no difference between these types of work-study.

To qualify for Federal Work-Study:

  • You must submit the FAFSA (Regis school code 001363).
  • You must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • To be employed in a work-study job, you must have work-study included in your financial aid offer.
  • Your work-study award is based on your full-time enrollment during the fall and spring semesters.

Note: Priority is given to those who apply for financial aid by our March 1 priority deadline. If you have any questions, you can reach out to

Departmental Work-Study

Any student may be hired into a department-funded student employment position, even if they do not or cannot submit a FAFSA. Departmental positions are filled at the discretion of each academic department and are funded by their own separate budget.

Work-Study FAQs

If you have a work-study award on your financial aid offer, you can find available positions to apply for at

Work-study is a lot like any other job — you get paid every two weeks based on the hours you work. You can use your earnings to help pay for other educational costs you have, like transportation or personal expenses, or you can use them to help pay towards a monthly tuition payment plan. Your earnings will not automatically go towards any amount owed to Regis University.

We encourage all students to consider applying for community-based work-study positions which are off-campus jobs with local non-profits. It’s a fantastic way to earn your work-study award while also actively serving our community!

To learn more about community-based work-study positions, please reach out to the Center for Service Learning at, or visit them directly in Loyola Hall.

Additional Resources

If you have questions about a job opening, accessing Workday, or what forms you may need to submit before you start working, reach out to HR at

Please review the Student Employment Handbook for additional important information.