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Student employment provides students with valuable work experiences, networking opportunities with the campus and community, opportunities to expand future career choices, and much more.
Any student who is enrolled in at least six credit hours a trimester and is eligible for employment in the United States may apply for student employment. Financial need is not a factor of student employment eligibility.
In order for you to receive your award amount, you must have a job on campus. Federal Work Study is paid to a student monthly based on the number of hours worked each month.
No, you receive the earnings in the form of a monthly paycheck and may utilize the funds as you wish. It will only be applied toward your account if you apply it directly.
Earnings received in Federal Work Study do not have to be applied towards the calculation for determining financial assistance eligibility the next time a student applies for aid.
No, you are not guaranteed a job. You must apply for a student employment position directly with the department that has a position vacancy posted.
Yes, international students with an F-1 visa may work on-campus and would follow the same process as a US citizen, to apply for a job.
There are 850 to 1000 students paid each month during the fall and spring trimesters and 250 to 300 during the summer.
Students work in nearly every department on campus. Approximately one-third of the positions on campus are Office Assistant positions in various departments. Other types of positions available are Library Assistants, Carpenters, Farm Assistants, Tutors, Piano Accompanists, Lab Assistants, Research Assistants, Grounds Assistants, Custodians and Computer Lab Consultants, among many others.
Yes, there are non-university opportunities that are posted on the website. These are positions that are within the community but not affiliated with Northwest. There are also positions available with Campus Dining and the Bearcat Bookstore on campus.
The best time to look for a fall position is the end of June right after SOAR. Jobs will still be posted throughout the entire year. If you are seeking employment for the spring trimester, you can begin searching for a position any time in the fall trimester.
The Career Services Office is an excellent resource and will be more than willing to assist you with your resume and interviewing skills. They are located in the Administration Building office 130.
Once you are hired for a student employment position, you must fill out the appropriate employment papers, W-4, I-9 and FERPA Statement, in the Student Employment Office. You will need to bring proper identification and employment authorization documents to complete the paperwork. You can check with your supervisor to determine what documents you will need to bring with you or refer to the on-line Orientation Part I for additional information.
You can work up to 20 hours a week during the trimester and 40 hours a week during academic breaks. During the summer you can work 20 hours during the block(s) you are enrolled in a class and 40 hours during the block(s) you are not enrolled. (In order to qualify for summer student employment you must be enrolled in at least six credit hours sometime throughout the summer.)
There is no limit on the number of positions a student can work, however, a student may not exceed a total of 20 work hours a week.
Most positions pay the state minimum wage, currently $7.65 per hour. Other positions pay $7.75, $8.05 or $8.55 per hour. The job posting will indicate the wage rate. Students receive earnings monthly, one month after the hours are earned.
Pay day for student employees is the 25th of every month. When the 25th of the month is on a holiday or weekend pay day is the first business day prior to the 25th of the month. All student employees have the option of direct deposit or AccelaPay card.
The Student Employment Office is located in the Human Resources Office, Administration Building 125.