Working on Campus
Any student enrolled in at least 3 credits (full-time course load) per semester is eligible for an on-campus job.
To qualify for Federal Work-Study, you must exhibit financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students earn the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and are paid bi-weekly through direct deposit. During the fall and spring semesters (non-break periods), students may work up to 10 hours per week and earn up to $1,900 during the academic year.
Federal Work-Study money is earned, not deducted from your bill.
Students are not required to have an on-campus job. If you receive Federal Work-Study and choose not to work on-campus, you must decline your assigned placement via email from your F&M email account.
The College Work Option Program was developed by the College and is institutionally funded. Like the Federal Work Study Program, students may work up to 10 hours per week during the fall and spring semester (non-break periods) and earn up to $1,900 during the academic year. Employment is also available during summer and semester breaks.
The Departmental Job Program is funded by individual departments, often through special, private funding made available from foundations and other outside organizations. These jobs, which include research positions and special project assistantships, are limited in number and usually require specific job skills.
Although funding for these positions is separate from Federal Work Study and College Work Option, private departmental stipend employment is part of the overall student employment program and payment is done through student payroll. Students whose wages are to be paid from departmental budget funds, grants or stipends must have a Student Employment Authorization Form (SEAF) completed by the departmental supervisor and submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.
Students are hired by the various departments on campus on the basis of the same factors most employers would hire:
- The individual needs of the campus office
- The student's willingness to work,
- The student's job skills
- The student's employment experience
Job Postings and Student Payroll
Information for Employers
The Office of Financial Aid is able to provide statistical data on student campus employees as far back as the 2003-04 academic year. This data includes the student's name, student ID number, the campus department in which the student worked, the number of hours the student worked per week, the rate of pay, and the dates of employment.Read more