Work Study

Welcome and thank you for your interest in participating in the Heritage University Work Study Program.The program will allow students to pursue placement of their choice and serve as a tool for students to attain skills in the area of job readiness.

How DOES THE Work Study Placement Work?

  • Students must be awarded Work study. A Financial Aid Representative will award all work study eligible students and determine the award amount.
  • Visit job board after you have selected a desired job you wish to pursue. You will need to:
    • Submit your work study application, resume and at least two (2) references to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or via email at If an agreement between student and supervisor is made (willingness to hire), supervisor will inform the Work Study Coordinator.
    • At the time of drop office it is the student responsibility to contact Alicia Ibarra Financial Aid Program Coordinator (Appointments can be made by calling (509) 865-8502 to set up an appoint within 1-3 days to generate a contract and payroll document (please visit for a complete listing of documents, which must be presented at the meeting; one item form column A or one item from column B and one item from column C.)

Important FACTS about Work Study Placement:

  • Workstudy awards range from $2,000 - $9,000 for an academic year.
  • Students are allowed to work up to 19 hours per week but under no circumstance may a student work more than 19 hours per week.
  • Individualized placements will determine the hour allotment per week as well as the hourly wage.
  • Placement is determined by supervisor
  • Placement is limited, not all Workstudy Awarded students are guaranteed a┬áplacement.
  • Students who are hired through the workstudy program must maintain academic satisfactory progress
  • Students placed through the program are recommended to attend resume writing workshops, career fairs and participate in mock interviews