A work-study position allows you to earn money to help cover non-billable educational expenses by working on or off campus.  The position may be paid by federal funds, institutional funds or through the cooperative efforts of PHEAA and Saint Vincent College for community service work. 

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is counted as part of your financial aid package and placed on your award letter.

Institutional Work-Study is not considered financial aid and will not appear on your award letter. 

Students are not guaranteed a position and are required to secure their own employment, working up to 15 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during breaks.  Earnings are paid directly to the student and are not deducted from your bill.

Students can search for on-campus positions through Career Service's database at

Monthly Interest-Free Payment Plan

Saint Vincent College administers a deferred payment plan that provides flexibility and time to meet your financial obligation. The SVC Payment Plan is administered by the Business Office at Saint Vincent College.   The plan has a $45 fee which is due at set-up, but carries no interest charges.  The plan allows you to spread out payments over the academic year while are enrolled in classes, rather than making payment-in-full at the start of each semester, and is typically spread over 10 months starting in July.

Information about the SVC Payment Plan will be available at orientation.  Contact the Business Office at 724-805-2248 for questions or to obtain an application.