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Work-Study Employment. Presented by Minnesota State University, Mankato Student Financial Services . What is Work-Study. It is a Financial Aid program that allows you to work while you are attending college. This is just like any other job: You are expected to be a dependable employee.

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work study employment

Work-Study Employment

Presented by

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student Financial Services

what is work study
What is Work-Study
  • It is a Financial Aid program that allows you to work while you are attending college.
  • This is just like any other job: You are expected to be a dependable employee.
  • Unlike the name may suggest, you are not allowed to “study” at work!!
  • You can be terminated from work-study employment if you are not fulfilling the requirements of your position.
what is work study continued
What is Work-Study, Continued
  • It is intended to offer a job in an area related to your major, or desired field of study.
  • The award is the amount of money you can earn during the academic year.
  • Most awards are based on working 15 hours per week-you can reduce this if you choose.
  • You are paid based on the number of hours actually worked per pay period.
benefits of work study employment
Benefits of Work-Study Employment
  • Arrange work around your class schedule
  • Convenience
  • Interact with campus staff and faculty
  • Familiarity with campus
  • Off-Campus Opportunities, too
  • Work-Study earnings excluded as income on the FAFSA
  • Competitive Wage—STARTING at $7.75 per hour
types of work study jobs
Types of Work-Study Jobs
  • General Office/Clerical
  • Tutor
  • Security
  • Computer Assistant
  • Child Care
  • Assist with Athletic Events
  • Public Relations
  • Community Service
how to get work study
How to Get Work-Study
  • Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Apply each year by the March 15th priority application date.
  • Indicate on the FAFSA that you are interested in work-study.
  • You must demonstrate high financial need, as determined by the FAFSA.
work study assignments
Work-Study Assignments
  • If you are awarded work-study, complete the online work-study questionnaire by July 15th.
  • Indicate the type of work you are interested and/or experienced in.
  • In early August, you will be notified about your assignment.
  • You will determine your work schedule with your supervisor.
how you get paid
How You Get Paid
  • You are paid based on the number of hours you have worked during each pay period.
  • You are paid bi-weekly either through direct deposit into your bank account, or by check (direct deposit is preferable).
  • Your total earnings cannot exceed your work-study award.
  • Your earnings are not applied directly to University charges.
online work study questionnaire
Online Work-Study Questionnaire
  • If you have been awarded work-study for the 2006-2007 Academic Year, access the online questionnaire at:

https://secure.mnsu.edu/finaid/workstudy/student

Deadline to access online questionnaire is

July 15th!!!