IRA Work Study

Each fiscal year the IRA Board allocates Work Study dollars to IRA certified activities/programs. These dollars are derived from the 1/3 set aside for financial aid.

A call for requests for Work Study funds is issued in the Spring semester to the Dean/Director responsible for each IRA activity/program. The Dean/Director is responsible for disseminating the call for requests to each activity/program director. The IRA Board reviews the requests and allocates the funds on a need basis at the beginning of the following fiscal year. IRA Work Study dollars can only be used for students involved in IRA activities/programs. Historically, there is a greater amount of Work Study dollars requested than is available for allocation. IRA Work Study dollars do not roll over from one fiscal year to the next.

Based on previous history and unmet needs for Work Study, the following two groups automatically receive a percentage of the total Work Study dollars available to IRA: 

  • HFA 50%
  • University Box Office 30%

For all other IRA certified activities/programs, please use the IRA Work Study Request Form to submit your proposal in the Spring.

Current Work Study Allocations