Work-Study Dates and Deadlines
Work-Study funding is specific to the program it is awarded because it is federal funding based on a student’s FAFSA for that year. Boston University has two programs – the academic year program (Fall and Spring semester) and the summer program (SUM1 and SUM2 semester). A student with a Work-Study award for one program cannot apply it to the other program or the same program for a different year. For example, a student with an academic year 2022-2023 Work-Study award may not apply it to summer 2023 or academic year 2023-2024. Note that Fall/SUM1 start date would be the beginning of their respective programs, and Spring/SUM2 end date would be the end of their respective programs.
Academic Year Program
Late July 2022 through October 2022
On-campus supervisors may post Work-Study job listings for fall via the Business Link. Students will have access to the listings August 8 – October 14, 2022.
August 8, 2022
Fall Work-Study Job Listings are available on the Student Link.
August 29, 2022
Academic year Work-Study program begins. Start of Fall semester.
October 14, 2022
Deadline to get a Work-Study job for the fall semester or to defer your Work-Study award to the spring semester. Your award will be canceled if you are not placed by the deadline, unless you defer your award to the spring semester. Students may also request an extension to find a Work-Study job by contacting our office.
January 9, 2023
Spring Work-Study listings open on the Student Link.
March 3, 2023
Deadline to get a Work-Study job for the spring semester. Your award will be canceled if you are not placed by the deadline. Students may also request an extension to find a Work-Study job by contacting our office.
May 21, 2023
Academic year Work-Study program ends. End of Spring semester.
Summer Program (subject to change)
March 10, 2023
Summer Work-Study applications open. Form can be found here.
April 3, 2023
Summer Work-Study job directory opens.
May 22, 2023
Summer Work-Study program begins. Start of Summer 1 session.
June 16, 2023
Deadline to get a Work-Study job for the summer term.
August 27, 2023
Summer Work-Study program ends. End of Summer 2 session.