Other Sources of Financial Assistance/Income

Federal Work-Study Program

Any money you earn from the Federal Work-Study program (explained earlier) or any other employment may affect your SSI benefits. If you receive SSI, be sure you understand how much you can earn at a part-time job before you begin working. You will have to pay back money if you go over your approved benefit.


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a federal program that provides financial assistance to deaf and hard of hearing students who have little or no income and resources. The amount of the SSI payment is dependent on your income and resources. If you are under 18, some of your parents' income and resources may be included in figuring your potential payment.

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program allows workers and eligible dependents to receive monthly cash benefits because of a period of disability. If you have been employed for a specific number of years and are going back to college, you may receive this benefit based on your work record.

On-Campus Student Employment

Part-time on-campus jobs for students are posted on Bison CareerLink. Bison CareerLink is an online job search database that allows Gallaudet students to research and network potential employers, post resumes, find internships, part-time and full-time job postings, apply for on-campus interviews, learn about on-campus recruiting events as well as Career Center events. You will receive more information about student employment on campus and receive your account access for Bison Career Link after you arrive.

About Gallaudet
Campus Photos
Clerc Center
Contact Us
Employment Opportunities
Fast Facts
Make an Online Gift
Maps & Directions
Media Inquiries
University Communications
Visitors Center
English Language Institute
Financial Aid
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Orientation
International Admissions
Professional Studies
Test Center
Undergraduate Admissions
Academics & Research
Archives/Deaf Collections
Career Center
Catalog & Course Info
General Studies
Graduate Programs
Honors Program
Office of Academic Quality
Professional Studies
Registrar's Office
Research Support and International Affairs
Undergraduate Majors
Campus Life
Bison Shop (bookstore)
Campus Activities
Food Services
Public Safety
Residence Life and Housing
Washington, D.C.
Tools & Resources
Campus Directory
Help Desk
Gallaudet Alert-subscribe
GU Press
Kellogg Conference Hotel
Maps & Directions
People @ Gallaudet
Shuttle Bus
Gallaudet University | 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
Copyright © 2016 Gallaudet University