The Work Study Program provides eligible undergraduate and graduate students with part-time employment to help meet their educational expenses while providing valuable work experience. Work study is restricted to students not simultaneously serving as a Graduate or Resident Assistant. Positions include both need-based Federal work study and non-need based Institutional work study with flexible work hours ranging from ten to fifteen hours per week. Rate of pay is minimum wage and pay checks are issued at the Cashier’s Window on the third floor of Womack Hall once per month for hours worked. Follow these steps for work study:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit all documents requested by the Financial Aid Office.
- After your FAFSA file is processed, contact the Financial Aid Office to determine your eligibility status.
- Apply in person with the departments in which you are most interested in working.
- Submit the completed Drug Free Policy, Employment Eligibility Form I-9 and official identity documents to the Financial Aid Office.
- You must remain enrolled at least half-time for Federal Work Study and full-time for Institutional Work Study.
- After a department requests to hire you, the Financial Aid Office will issue a work study assignment and W-4 form, and work study policies. Both you and the supervisor must review and sign the work study assignment. You must complete and sign the W-4. Both completed forms must be returned to the Financial Aid Office.
- Payroll will issue your timecards.
- You can now begin working the hours scheduled by your supervisor in accordance with the signed work study assignment.
- Fill out time card and sign it as requested by your supervisor.
- Pick up your paycheck at the cashiers window once per month for hours worked.