Student Employment

UNC Asheville has a wide range of on-campus jobs for enrolled and degree-seeking students. Students may work 20 hours/week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during semester breaks and the summer months, inclusive of all on-campus jobs. Depending on the job skills requirement, wages range from $7.25 to $12/hour.

Students can find and apply for available jobs through Handshake.

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federally funded financial aid employment program. To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate, full time (at least 12 hours), degree seeking student. Eligibility is based on need as determine by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the availability of funds at the time of awarding.

Students are awarded FWS funds, which must be earned through part time employment, as part of their financial aid award and are notified of their allocation through their OnePort account. A FWS award is not a guarantee of a job. Once you have accepted your FWS award, it is your responsibility to be hired by a department. Federal Work Study jobs that are on Handshake will have “FWS” in the title.

For more information, please contact Financial Aid.