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Finding an On-Campus Job

There are two employment programs available for students on campus:

  • Federal Work Study (FWS): This is a federally supported employment program for students who are eligible based on the FAFSA. If you are a recipient of financial aid, you may be eligible to receive Federal Work Study funds. Check if you have FWS funds.
  • Student Assistant (SA): This is a University employment program. View eligibility requirements for SA employment.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

A federally funded, college-administered program that allows you to earn a specific amount of money to help with college costs.

Check if you have Federal Work Study funds:

  1. Log on to NEST.
  2. Click on the Financial Aid tab.
  3. Click on Financial Aid Awards.
  4. Choose the appropriate academic year and click Submit.
  5. If you have Federal Work Study it will be listed with a dollar amount on this page.

If you have Federal Work Study funds, you should apply for on-campus positions that are designated for FWS students, although you may apply for Student Assistant positions, as well.

If a student has not submitted a timesheet and/or has not obtained employment by October for fall enrollees or by March for spring enrollees, their work study award will be canceled. Please Note: If an award is canceled, it will be offered to another student. Your award offer will be canceled for the semester and/or academic year.

Student Assistant (SA)

A program that offers on-campus, part-time jobs if you do not qualify for FWS.

Student Assistant Eligibility

  • All students must maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum of nine credits per semester
  • Graduate students must maintain a minimum of six credits per semester
  • SA employment cannot exceed 20 hours per week

Students without Federal Work Study funds may apply for jobs designated for Student Assistants.

Student Employment Compensation

Compensation for on-campus employment is determined by each department. View the compensation scale provided by Financial Aid. Please read the Statement on Ethical Conduct prior to your on-campus employment.

Finding an On-Campus Job

On and off-campus employers post jobs, internships and other opportunities can be found via your My Hire a Red Hawk account. To find on-campus student employment postings, click Jobs > Search, then type “On-Campus Student Employment” in the search bar.