Admissions & Financial Aid

Work-Study & Student Employment

Work On or Off Campus

There are two types of part-time jobs for students:

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based program. You can work for UMass Boston on-campus or an approved off-campus community service program. You qualify for a FWS job based on financial aid determined by your FAFSA.  

The Institutional Student Employment Program is funded by UMass Boston. If you do not qualify for Federal Work-Study, you can still apply for a job through this program.

About these Programs

Student Employment Services (SES) uses the UMass Boston Career Services Online website to list all of the opportunities available in the Federal Work-Study and Institutional Student Employment programs, including community service opportunities. Follow the instructions on the site to sign up for an account to view the job listings.  Once you are logged in, click on Job Search under the Search Jobs & Internship top menu for the search form. The best way to search is by Position Type: "Work-Study On-Campus", "Work-Study Off-Campus", or "On-Campus Non-Work-Study".

The Federal Work-Study Community Service Program offers off-campus FWS positions with worthy, local, nonprofit agencies already under contract with Student Employment Services. 

America Reads is an important, federally-funded program that provides our work-study students with the opportunity to become reading tutors to preschool and elementary school children. It is a nationwide effort to bring together parents, teachers, community groups, college students, and business leaders to ensure that all children read independently by the end of third grade. America Reads work-study students assist professional teachers and educators' work in area schools, tutoring in small groups or one-on-one.

Other community service employers located throughout Dorchester and the Boston area include:

Student Employment Services

4th floor, Campus Center 617-287-6320 Monday-Thursday 8:30-5 p.m. Friday 10-4 p.m.


  • Student Employment
    Campus Center, 4th Floor