Financial Aid

Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program provides students with the opportunity to work on campus or at approved off-campus non-profit organizations while they attend college. The purpose of any work-study program is to help a student pay educational costs through employment. It is financial aid that is considered self-help. Students must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits undergraduate) to be eligible.

  • After accepting the Work-Study portion of your financial aid award, you will need to find a job that fits both your skills and your interests. The Career Services Office handles placement and you can contact them for additional information.  Library job postings are displayed on the About Us section of the Mardigan Library webpage.

  • You should expect to be interviewed for positions. If you have your schedule of classes, it will be easier for you and your supervisor to set up your work schedule.

  • You must complete I-9 and W-4 forms provided by your supervisor to be eligible to work on campus.

  • Your rate of pay will be at least $7.40/hour and your pay rate will depend on your job classification.

  • You will need to complete a timesheet bi-weekly with your supervisorís signature in order to be paid.

  • Your bi-weekly pay is dependent upon your hourly pay rate and the number of hours worked during the pay period. Paychecks can be picked up at the University Center Information Desk. You may apply your paycheck to your tuition or use it to meet your other educational expenses.

There are three restrictions for students employed through the Federal Work-Study Program:

  • Work-Study employees cannot work during scheduled class time.

  • Cannot work more than 8 hours in any day.

  • Work-Study employees cannot work more than 25 hours per week.