Student Employment at Pratt is a program that allows students on-campus employment opportunities while engaging in their studies. Student Employment consists of Federal Work Study (FWS), Student Help (SH), and Graduate Assistantship (GA). Federal Work Study is funded by the federal government for students with financial need. Pratt finances Student Help and Graduate Assistantship positions. At Pratt, student employment is a partnership between the following offices: Budget, Student Financial Services, the Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD), Human Resources, Payroll, and the supervisors in each department or office who oversee student employees. 

Student Employment is an option to work, not a requirement. If a student chooses not to work, no additional action is necessary. Students who do not want to work under FWS may apply for additional loans if they have not yet reached their maximum loan borrowing limit for a particular year.