Work On-Campus

Timeline for the Academic year 2020 -2021

  • Fall 2020
    • Hiring Window: 8/17 – 9/4
    • Student-Worker Evaluation Week: 11/9 – 11/13
  • Spring 2021
    • Work On-Campus Welcome Back Webinar: 1/21
    • Student-Worker Evaluation Week: 4/26 – 4/30


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based employment program administered by the University. Priority is given to full-time students who fill out the FAFSA on time.
  • Students must submit a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need to qualify for federal work-study. Federal work-study is awarded based on the information provided on a student’s FAFSA. Because federal work-study is a need-based award, not every student qualifies. Students must also complete all outstanding requirements with the Financial Aid Office before they can receive federal work-study. Because the university receives a limited amount of federal work-study funds each year, students who submit their paperwork late will be put on our work-study waitlist. This is done in an effort to ensure that we do not overspend our work-study funds or spent our allocation too quickly.
  • Any additional questions can be directed to Tom Pinkl at
  • All FWS students are responsible for requesting their FWS contracts by emailing
  • Once the student has received these documents they should then send it to the supervisor for completion.
  • If you receive a raise in pay greater than minimum wage, it could affect how many hours or how long you can work. If you receive a raise but continues to work the same number of hours per week, it could exhaust your work-study funds quicker. Reach out to your supervisors to discuss how a raise could affect your hours.
  • All requests for pay greater than the $7.25 minimum wage requires the signature of the Vice President of the division in which you are employed.
  • Please note: This is not required for Graduate Assistant positions.
  • The deadline for a student to submit their FASFA to secure their financial aid for the upcoming school year is due June 30, 2021. Students should follow-up with the Financial Aid office after submitting this request or if you need any assistance.
  • Access Handshake via the Portal under “Tools”.
  • Once you are in Handshake click “Jobs” on the home page and filter through jobs by clicking the “on-campus” button to see all open positions.
  • If you are a budget worker, your supervisor must complete a Budget form.
  • You can request this form by emailing or
  • Once this form is shared with your supervisor, it is to be sent to
  • If you have never held an on-campus job before you will need to complete the New Hire Packet. This packet can be requested by your supervisor or by contacting
  • To submit to Human Resources for processing you must have 2 (two) forms of ID (ie. Driver’s License, Passport, Social Security Card etc.)


Top 6 Reasons to work an on-campus job

  1. You will get paid
    • Not only will you have some spending money, but you will also have money to pay for your books. Having a job on campus will also teach you how to budget your money until the next pay cycle.
  1. Flexible work schedule
    • The department that you work for will work with you to avoid academic conflicts and other obligations.
  1. You will expand your network
    • You can build your professional and social network to include co-workers, supervisors, and faculty and staff.
  1. You may become more involved on campus
    • Working on campus allows you to get involved in various organization through all the people that you meet.
  1. You will develop a lot of new skills (and strengthen ones you already possess)
    • In an on-campus position, you will learn how to become an effective communicator, work with others, and manage your time wisely.
  1. Convenience
    • Even if you commute to campus, nothing is more convenient than working on campus. You can easily go from class to your on-campus job in a matter of minutes!


What skills will I learn by working an on-campus job?

Oral & written communication

Critical thinking



Digital technology


Global & diverse perspectives


Customer service

Decision making


Project management

Time management

& more!




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