Work Study

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) provides students the opportunity to work in various departments throughout the School of Health Sciences to earn money to help cover educational costs, particularly for those with a demonstrated financial need. Selection and placement for FWS recipients is determined by student's eligibility, institutional funding and job availability. Federal regulation requires that students maintain a 3.0 GPA to keep FWS. Students are allowed to work up to a maximum of 25 hours/week while the college is open and 30 hours/week while the college is closed at a rate of $7.50/hour for undergraduate and $10/hour for graduate students. Hours must be documented on a time sheet and submitted to the Financial Aid Administrator during the appropriate pay period. Students receive FWS funds in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck for hours worked. All FWS documents and forms can be found under Financial Aid Forms.

Federal Work Study Opportunities

  • Office worker
  • Admissions Department Assistant
  • Peer Tutor

Federal Work-Study Guidelines & Timesheet Instructions

1. Eligibility

  • Students must complete a FAFSA to receive Federal Work-Study.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive Federal Work-Study.
  • Students must immediately discontinue Federal Work-Study once notified of their unsatisfactory academic standing.
  • Students may not exceed their academic year Federal Work-Study.
  • Students must notify their direct supervisor and the Financial Aid Office if he/she cannot report for work as instructed, or no longer wishes employment. Failure to do so will jeopardize the student's future Federal Work-Study eligibility.

2. Location

  • Students may only work for their assigned department.
  • Students may not work from home.

3. Work Days & Hours

  • Please complete timesheets with blue ink.
  • Students may not work on Saturdays and during times when the college is closed, including intersession and holidays.
  • Students may not work during their scheduled class time.
  • Students may work up to the last day of their individual finals for each semester.
  • Students may not work more than twenty-five (25) hour per week.
  • All days and hours must be accurately documented. (Falsification may result in the loss of FWS funds.)

4. Pay Period, Due Date & Payroll Date

  • Each pay period, due date and payroll date can be found on the back of the timesheet.
  • Timesheets should be handed in by 5:00pm on the appropriate day.
  • Late timesheets will be put with the following pay period.

5. Time In & Time Out

  • Compute all hours to the lowest half hour. (Ex. 9:15am should be documented as 9:00am)
  • Compute all hours for each day and for the total pay period at the bottom of the timesheet.

6. Breaks

  • One half hour (1/2) break after five (5) hours of work.
  • One (1) hour break after seven (7) hours or work.
  • You must show a break.

7. Signatures

  • Students and supervisors must sign for every day worked.
  • Supervisors must sign at the bottom of the timesheet at the end of the pay period.
  • Full signatures are required, no initials.

8. Corrections

  • Do not use white-out on timesheets.
  • Do not scratch out, or mark over written information on these forms.