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Work Study Program

The less debt you graduate with, the more choices you'll have in life!

Through the Work Study Program, students can work part time to lower their costs of living. There are many partnering sites as well as jobs on campus that students can apply to. In addition to financial benefits, students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as well as develop their network. To see if you are eligible, make sure to log into CalCentral. If you don’t have work-study, you may be able to convert some of your student loans to Work-Study eligibility by following the instructions. If the amount available to convert is greater than $0, then you’ve got eligible loans to convert!

You can search for Work Study Job Listings here.

Find a list of employers here


For more information contact:  

Cal Student Central: (510) 664-9181

Phone hours: 9 a.m. - noon and 1-4 p.m.

Drop in at 120 Sproul Hall

Regular hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


I just wanted to thank you for all of your help with answering my work-study questions over the past four years and with converting my loans to work-study. Thanks to the work-study program, I am graduating debt free! Go Bears!