Federal Work Study Program
The Federal Work Study (FWS) program is a federally funded work program administered by the Office of Financial Aid. The program allows students to work part-time on or off campus to help offset their educational expenses. If you are awarded FWS it will be included in your financial aid package. The funds will not be directly credited to your account, instead you will be paid biweekly.
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
This link will take you to the Human Resources web page to complete the electronic version of the I-9 form.
Instructions are also provided at this site.
- A student job is an employment opportunity, which gives you, experience in the work
place and your supervisor is a potential reference when you seek employment after
Therefore, it is your responsibility to:
- report to work on time and with regularity, calling in personally if you will be tardy or absent;
- perform your job satisfactorily, maintaining the same standards of conduct as any regular, full-time employee;
- assume the responsibilities attached to the position for the entire FWS period, but if circumstances necessitate a job change, notify the Financial Aid Office and complete a transfer form (located at the top of this page), you should give your supervisor at least two weeks notice;
- complete your Web Time Entry (WTE) on a regular basis as directed by your supervisor;
- act in a professional manner concerning the confidentiality of information, which comes to you through your assignment.
- Most employers prefer to hire students who have blocks of time available. Some jobs require specific shifts or work schedules while others allow more flexibility. The average student works 8 to 12 hours per week, not to exceed 25 hours per week while school is in session and 40 hours during semester breaks.
- You are also responsible for maintaining your schoolwork and not letting your job interfere with academics. However recent studies show that academics are enhanced by students who have committed themselves to a part-time job because they acquire excellent time management and organizational skills.
- As a work-study student, you have certain rights as follows:
- if several offers of employment are presented, you may choose your position in the department of your choice;
- you have the right to know the specified period of employment and the hourly salary rate prior to being hired;
- you have the right to see a written job description before accepting any position;
- you have the right to information concerning any hazardous substances and potential exposure in that workplace;
- you have the right to expect fair and equal treatment from your supervisors;
- you have the right to review and sign the Student Employment Evaluation Report.
- Your supervisor is the key person in all communications that involve your work. You should bring any problems or concerns to his/her immediate attention. If the two of you cannot resolve the problem you should contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss your concerns.