The UND School of Law strongly recommends that first-year law students refrain from seeking employment in addition to their coursework.
Balancing a job while you go to school can be an excellent way to earn money, learn time management skills, and develop your professional skills. There are a number of jobs available on campus specifically for students, as well as other opportunities within the Grand Forks community.
Federal Work Study may be available to you as an undergraduate student if you demonstrate financial need through your FAFSA. A work study award indicates that you are eligible to seek FWS employment; however, it is not a guarantee of a job. The average FWS award is $2,800 per academic year.
There are approximately 2,000 UND students hired through FWS each year. Jobs span across the entire campus and to some eligible off-campus employers as well. Positions may vary from clerical work to research, from service to security.
Institutional Employment may be available to you as an undergraduate student if you are enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours). It is not based on financial need. Positions are available on campus and wages vary depending on the job.
Veterans Work Study is available to veterans attending school full-time and receiving VA benefits. Veterans can work up to 250 hours a semester at Federal minimum wage. Forms for this program are available through the UND Veteran and Military Services, 211 Twamley Hall or call 701-777-3363.