Federal College Work Study
This award provides employment opportunities in various campus offices. The federal government allocates funds to the Colleges annually for payment of a certain percentage of a student's wages. Students are paid at an hourly rate and receive paychecks every two weeks. Earnings are to be used to meet college charges, as well as provide for personal expenses.
Most students work between 8 and 10 hours a week and, on average, earn from $300 to $2,000 a year. Students are responsible for seeking out their own campus job opportunities. Those eligible for federal work study have priority during the first two weeks of each semester to secure a position. After that, the positions are available to all students.Only federal work study eligible students may work in the America Reads and America Counts programs.
First year students will have a Federal College Work-Study Eligibility Statement included in their Orientation Packet. This statement will indicate the amount of Federal Work-Study that may be earned during the academic year. Returning students will have an Eligibility Statement in their mail box upon campus arrival. This form may be copied for multiple positions. If you do not receive an eligibility statement, stop by the Office of Financial Aid Services and Student Employment, located in Demarest Hall (basement of the Chapel), for assistance.
In order to receive a paycheck for your work study position, you must complete all necessary forms-during Orientation or at a later date-in the Office of Human Resources in Coxe Hall. Be sure to bring two forms of proper identification (driver's license, Social Security card, birth certificate, passport). Payroll forms must be completed prior to working on campus.
HWS Work Study
This award also provides employment opportunities in various campus offices. The Colleges allocates funds to different departments annually for student's wages. Students are paid at an hourly rate and receive paychecks every two weeks.
Most students work between 8 and 10 hours a week and, on average, earn from $300 to $2,000 a year. Students are responsible for seeking out their own campus job opportunities. HWS Work Study recipients must wait until the third week of classes before securing employment on campus.
At Hobart and William Smith, we offer a variety of employment options for students, including office positions, lab assistant positions and fundraising positions. The Office of Human Resources regularly posts positions available on campus on its webpage. Each job posted will include information about the job responsibilities, pay rate, job location, supervisor and application instructions. You will also find information regarding the hiring process, which includes verifying your work eligibility.
STUDENT EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
Must Be Completed by Student Employees Before Beginning Work:
Other Student Resources:
Must Be Completed by Supervisors in Order to Hire Students:
Other Supervisor Resources: