Federal Work-Study Calculator

The Work Study Calculator allows for students to calculate the number of allowable hours they can work per week in order to utilize all of their work study funds during a set period of time. The calculator was built as an aid for student employees who hold only ONE position. Students who work more than one job should calculate their hours using the formulas given below.

Award amount remaining:
Rate of pay:
Number of weeks left:
Average hours per week available: Not yet determined
Total hours available to work: Not yet determined


The work study calculator is only an estimate of your available hours to work. Any changes made throughout the year to your award total, hourly rate, overtime rate, or other changes will affect your overall available hours to work.

The work-study calculator utilizes the following formulas to determine the average number of hours per week the student can work by the following formula:

Work Study Award $ ÷ Hourly Pay Rate = Total hours available to work.
Total hours available to work ÷ the # of weeks from the bi-weekly pay schedule = Average hours per week

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Student Employment Office.