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Office of Financial Aid
University of Mississippi

Work Programs

Federal Work-Study Program

Part-time employment of 10-15 hours per week is available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined in the FAFSA. Jobs are provided in campus departments and at approved off-campus sites for the Family Literacy Project. The Family Literacy Project program is designed to place students in local schools to tutor students in pre-K through ninth grades. Undergraduate students employed in regular work-study positions are paid bi-weekly at a rate of $9.00 per hour.  Family Literacy Project tutors are paid $10.00 per hour. To apply for the work-study program a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information about the Federal Work-Study Program is available from the Federal Guide to Student Aid.

For detailed information about the program at Ole Miss, please visit our Student Guide to Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program. For additional information about Federal Work-Study, call (800) 891-4596 or email

Student Employment

Part-time jobs on campus other than those through the work-study program are coordinated through the Student Employment Office. Financial need is not required for these employment opportunities. For additional information, call (662) 915-1531.

Job Location and Development Program

Administered by the Career Center, the Job Location and Development Program (JLD) assists University of Mississippi students in finding jobs in the local community. Students do not have to show financial need to participate in this program. For more information, call (662) 915-7174.

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