Aided Student - For the purposes of the student employment campus-based program, an aided student has been packaged with a "work" component as part of an their financial aid package provided in letter form by the Office of Financial Aid. Aided students may have either Federal Work Study or College Work Option as part of their aid award, or package.
Aid Package - The combination of need-based financial aid provided to a student by the College via the Office of Financial Aid. Aided students will have a financial aid package. Non-aided students will not.
Bulletin Board - The online forum listing on-campus student jobs. It is populated and maintained by individual supervisors in each of the campus departments. This is not a complete listing of all jobs on campus, but is the recommended beginning resource for students seeking work opportunities. Other resources are email announcements, "door-to-door" searching, and word-of-mouth.
College Work Option - A student employment program for non-aided U.S. citizen students or aided and non-aided non-U.S. citizens. College Work Option aligns similarly with the policies and procedures of the Federal Work Study program.
Contract - Properly termed the "Student Employment Authorization Form" - see below.
Department - An administrative or academic office on campus.
Direct Deposit - A method of payment between the College and student employees where student paychecks are deposited electronically into a student's bank account. Direct deposit is the preferable method of payment by the College.
Federal Work Study, or FWS - A need-based aid program for federally eligible, aided students. Federal Work Study students are awarded Federal Work Study as part of their overall aid award. Federal Work Study students work on campus in a campus department/office for up to 10 hours per week (see Weekly Hours Test).
G.O., or "General Officer" - A cabinet level administrator who oversees one of the main divisions of the College.
Hours Per Week - The number of hours a student may work per week. Students are required to work no more than a certain number of hours per week across all campus jobs. Knowing and understanding the hours limitations and policies are the responsibility of the student employee.
I-9 Form - The Employment Eligibility Verification and Proof of Citizenship and Immigration. The I-9 must be completed in the Business Office on Race Avenue in the presence of Ms. Donna Visco, student payroll coordinator. Identification forms and social security number information is needed. See the website for specifics.
Non-Aided Student - For the purposes of the student employment campus-based program, a non-aided student has NOT been packaged with "work" as part of a financial aid package. Non-aided students may be paid via a private, departmental stipend or as part of the College Work Option Program.
Policies and Procedures - The regulations of the student employment program.
Package, or "Award" - The combination of need-based financial aid provided to a student by the College via the Office of Financial Aid. Aided students will have an aid award, or package. Non-aided students are not provided with an aid award, or package.
Special Skill - An ability, talent, or expertise gained prior to employment. Examples of special skills can include but are not limited to web design, fluency in a foreign language, prior coursework (teaching assistants), professor appointed research assistantship, special external certification or training. Special skills positions are determined by the job description on file with the Office of Financial Aid.
Stipend - A predetermined amount of pay paid over a predetermined amount of time to a student by a campus department for employment, or a predetermined wage (at least minimum wage) paid per hour over a predetermined amount of time. Stipend payments are not part of Federal Work Study or the College Work Award program.
Supervisor - The faculty or professional staff person(s) in a campus department/office who oversees student employees.
Student Employment Authorization Form (SEAF) - An online form submitted by a supervisor upon hiring of a student. The SEAF lists the student's name, supervisor's name, office/department of the job, job title, dates of hire, number of hours per week, etc. The SEAF needs to be completed and submitted online to the Office of Financial Aid no later than the first day of employment: http://forms.fandm.edu/mach/view.php?id=451
Trained Skill - An ability or expertise aquired during employment. Examples of trained skills can include but are not limited to answering telephones, filing paperwork, delivering mail, recognizing staff members, and general knowledge of the workings of an office or department or position.
W-4 Form - Income Tax Withholding Allowance Form. The W-4 must be completed in the Business Office on Race Avenue with Ms. Donna Visco, student payroll coordinator. This determines whether or not a student will be claiming themselves on their federal income tax form (unusual) or whether their parent(s) will be claiming them on their federal income tax form.