Domestic students who are financially eligible may receive Federal College Work-Study (FCWS) or another work program as part of the financial aid offer, which grants approval to work on campus to help offset college expenses. Student employment awards are need-based funds, so be sure to complete the FAFSA to be considered.
International students may receive a similar allotment called “Work Award.” Employment opportunities for international students in the U.S. are restricted by law.
Both domestic and international students have the option to put the money they earn through work awards towards either their student account (to pay for semester bills, expenses, or fees) or to keep the money and use it for personal expenses.
HOW IT WORKS
Visit the Center for Global and Career Education for information about the job application process and job openings.
The typical campus job is based on 10 hours a week, at the current campus wage, for a full academic year. Students may earn up to that dollar amount. Although most campus jobs are reserved for Federal College Work-Study students, a limited number of positions are available for those without work-study status. Sometimes these students find positions as teaching assistants, tutors or certified lifeguards. Students hired for a position on campus must complete state and federal paperwork with Student Payroll in the Office of Human Resources, found on the lower level of Carpenter Hall.
Students who receive a work award as part of their financial aid package may work a limited number of hours on campus only. Students hired for a position on campus must complete state and federal paperwork with Student Payroll in Human Resources, found on the lower level of Carpenter Hall.