Campus Work Study
The Federal Work-Study Program has been established by the Department of Education to assist the student in meeting educational expenses.
- Not all students are eligible to receive funds from this program.
- If you are eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program, it will be listed on your Award Letter.
- Unlike other aid programs, funds are not available to students until they have worked actual hours at an approved position.
- The primary goal is to provide funds for school expenses and help keep student debt down.
Student Work-Study Earnings
- Many students use the earnings from their work-study job to meet on-going expenses such as personal and transportation costs.
- Most students with work-study jobs work 8 to 15 hours per week.
Finding and Applying for Work-Study Jobs
It is the student’s responsibility to find an on-campus job. There is a job fair in August on the first Monday after students have returned to campus.
Once you have been hired, you will need to complete the following documentation:
- Federal Work Study Student Employment Contract
- Federal I-9 form
- Federal W-4 form
- Illinois W-4 form
- Work Study FERPA
- Direct Deposit Authorization (if you want your paycheck direct deposited into a bank account)
- Driver’s license (or state ID card)
- Social security card or a certified copy of your birth certificate
You cannot begin work until these forms have been completed.