Work On-Campus



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.
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  • 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 continue 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 require 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, 2022. Students should follow up with the Financial Aid office after submitting this request or if additional assistance is required.
  • 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 graduate assistant, budget, or FWS student worker your supervisor will need to fill out a hiring form at least 3 days prior to your start date on your behalf
  • If you have never held an on-campus job before you will need to complete the New Hire Packet.
  • 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 organizations 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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