Need a job? We can offer you much more than just a paycheck. Discover the variety of student employment opportunities at Penn State Altoona.
There are many opportunities for on-campus student employment. We give you the opportunity to work alongside talented staff and gain professional experience and skills to prepare you for your future career. We offer several types of employment.
Part-Time Wage Positions
Many of our offices hire students for part-time wage positions. Two of our largest student employers are Port-Sky Café and the Adler Athletic Complex. However, many other offices and programs also hire students and provide opportunities to get experience in areas such as marketing, photography, graphic design, event planning, program development, etc. To apply for current openings visit the Penn State Jobs website and search for part-time and/or temporary jobs.
Work-Study for Students
Federal Work-Study is a student financial aid program for eligible undergraduate and graduate students with high financial need. All students who answer "yes" to the question "In addition to grants, are you interested in 'work-study'?" on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web are considered for Work-Study for fall and spring semesters. Federal Work-Study is a need-based aid program, so not all students who answer "yes" on the
FAFSA receive a work-study award.
Work-Study allows you to earn money to cover a portion of your educational expenses by working within your college or campus, a University office, or an off-campus, nonprofit organization. Federal Work-Study will not be credited to your tuition bill. Work-Study recipients are paid every two weeks and earn at least $9.50 per hour.
Please visit the Work-study information page to find out more.