Yes, please call our office at 262-3801 for guidelines. However, the amount of Work-Study you are awarded will not increase.
Most Work-Study jobs are flexible on the number of hours per week. You are not obligated to earn the full award, but once you've earned all you available Work-Study funds, your employer will be responsible for 100% of your wages.
Only if you are working off campus. In this case, the student and employer will need to fill out the Federal Work-Study Student and Employer Information Form, available in the Work-Study office located on the 9th floor of the 333 East Campus Mall student services tower.
- You can view University and non-University Work-Study jobs at: www.jobcenter.wisc.edu. Even though all campus jobs are eligible as a Work-Study employment, some employers will only hire students who have Work-Study.
- You can always check with your academic dept. to see if they have any positions open
***You'll have to apply for each job separately***
- Work-Study is a federally funded, need-based program in which the government and the employer share the payroll cost of employing a student.
- The dollar amount a student is awarded in Work-Study will NOT apply directly toward tuition nor will it be distributed to the student directly in a lump sum. Instead, the amount is earned by the student through their job.
- The Work-Study award simply means that amount of money is set aside for the student to earn at a job.
- The student would be in charge of finding a job. Once the student is working he/she would receive paychecks that will decrease the Work-Study amount set aside for that student (The hourly wage and number of hours worked should be worked out with the actual employer).
- Most campus employers prefer to hire and some even require that a student have Work-Study before they hire.
- When a student files the FAFSA the following year, the Work-Study income is deducted from the annual gross income, meaning earning Work-Study income doesn't count against the student as actual earned income when applying for aid the next year!
**However, this does NOT mean a student is exempt from filing a tax return. It is still income, but when it comes to financial aid, we will take into account the fact that student had Work-Study**
- Work-Study qualified jobs usually pay more than minimum wage.
- Having Work-Study makes you eligible for jobs within many academic departments. This means you can get to know the important people in your department, a real bonus when it comes to resume time!
- Any on-campus student hourly position can be a work study job.
- Public or private non profit organizations that have contracts with the Federal Work-Study Program may hire Work-Study students.
Student employees can pick up their checks on campus at the payroll office in the Welcome Center, 21 North Park Street, Suite 5101. The payroll office also has a direct deposit form if you prefer your check to be sent to your bank.