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On-Campus employment programs for students include Federal Work Study, Student Assistant, Miami Commitment and Graduate Assistantships. The University of Miami's Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment acts only as a referral service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the office.
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Work Study (FWS), including Community Service Work Study (CSFWS), is a federally funded financial aid program awarded to students based on their eligibility determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid criteria.
      Student Eligibility
      Federal Work Study Highlights
      Community Service Work Study
      Summer Federal Work Study
  • Student Assistant Program
  • Students without federal funding are considered Student Assistants (AO4) and can find jobs in many of the same departments as Federal Work Study students. UM departments and off-campus employers pay in full for these students’ wages, which makes finding a Student Assistant job challenging. The best time to look for these positions is early in the semester. Students enrolled at least half-time are eligible to participate in the Student Assistant program.
  • Miami Commitment
  • This program is available by invitation to incoming freshmen students receiving a University of Miami merit/academic scholarship. The Miami Commitment program matches students with employers who can maximize their learning experiences on the job and mentor them over the course of their four years at UM. To be considered, invited students must apply to the program by the published deadline.

  • Graduate Assistant Program
  • Graduate Assistantships are awarded by individual University departments and are subject to employment guidelines as specified by the hiring department and the Graduate School. Please click here for more information.