Work Study

Work Study is a campus-based employment program, which allows students to work part time and earn money to help pay for educational expenses such as tuition, fees, room and board. There are two types of work study: Federal Work Study and Institutional Work Study.

Students can fill out an application on Eagle Jobnet. Federal and/or Institutional Work Study assistance must fit into the student's financial aid package. There are a limited number of work-study positions available, and there are no guarantees that a student will actually be selected for a work study position. The James C. Denneny Career Development Center has more information regarding work study positions.

If a student has been selected for a position, they are required to complete a W-4 form and an I-9 form in the Payroll Office. Minimum wage rates are paid. Time sheets need to be turned into the Payroll Clerk in the Business Office by the fifth of the month. Paychecks are available in the Business Office on the tenth of each month (September 10 - June 10) for hours worked the prior month.

Each student who is hired is expected to sign a work agreement which lists the policies and procedures of the work program.:

  1. Must report to your advisor within the first week of each semester.
  2. Must keep record of time worked on a monthly time sheet, which must be turned in by the last day of the month and requires the signature of you and your supervisor.
  3. Must give advance notice to a supervisor if unable to work. Failure to do so may result in loss of work grant.
  4. Must not work more than 8 hours per day or 20 hours per week and will not be paid more than the total amount of work grant. Students may have only 2 campus work study positions at one time.
  5. Work-study checks are available in the Business Office on the 10th of each month. You may either receive your check or endorse it and apply to your account.
  6. Work grants are based on 15 weeks each semester (30 weeks per academic year), excluding Interim and Spring break, at the wage rate of $7.70 per hour. You are paid only for the hours worked.
  7. The supervisor has the authority to cancel the work grant due to unsatisfactory work performance, which means you may jeopardize your ability to work in any other department.
  8. I understand that I am not allowed to work during scheduled class hours.
  9. I will not disclose any confidential information I gain access to, while in the work study program, to anyone other than my supervisor. Student must complete the FERPA survey before receiving the first paycheck.

Work-study agreementpdf - Agreement to completed by the student and the work-study supervisor.

Download a work-study time sheetpdf

Note: The timesheet must be completed by the student, signed by the supervisor, and submitted to the Payroll Office on the last working day of the month.