On campus employment is available to students registered for 12 or more credit hours by completing an online application and submitting it to those divisions or departments that have openings.
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Benefits of working on campus
- Savings in the cost of gasoline to travel to an off-campus job. This savings could easily equate to 40¢ to 80¢ per hour.
- Social Security tax savings. Law allows a student working on campus to be exempt from Social Security taxes. Based on $7.25/hour job, this savings equates to 55¢ per hour.
- Time lost in traveling to and from an off-campus job. If a student takes about 30 minutes to travel to and from an off-campus job, they would need to earn about 90¢ per hour more at their off-campus job than if they worked on campus. This illustration is based on a 4-hour work schedule.
- Flexibility. Most students have much more flexibility in managing a work schedule with an on-campus job as compared to working off campus.
- Cash withdrawals. Students can get cash for their work, based on a satisfactory financial plan. Though we strongly urge students to apply their work earnings to their student account, it is possible to obtain all or a portion of their earnings if they have arranged for a satisfactory financial plan.
Working on campus during the summer has its benefits. Students working at least 300 hours will be able to earn a significant bonus above their regular hourly rate. Any student interested in this extra money will need to print off the following PDF contract, sign it, have their supervisor sign it, and then take it to their financial supervisor.
Policies and forms
Federal College Work Study Program (FCWSP)
This program is subsidized by the Federal Government and provides part-time work through the various departments on campus and through public or private non-profit organizations off campus for qualifying students. In order to qualify, students must demonstrate financial need for the earnings from part-time employment. Under the United States Office of Education guidelines, priority must be given to the students having the greatest financial need. If you work under the (FCWSP) all of the wages earned are not counted toward your future eligibility for financial aid. This differs from a job off campus in a supermarket, gas station, etc. All the wages earned from those jobs must be reported on the financial aid application and all are used to determine your eligibility for financial aid for the following year. If you have any questions regarding this program see your Student Financial Advisor.