Work Study is a need-based financial aid award. You must apply (and be determined eligible) for financial aid to receive work study. Funding is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students may also sign up on a wait list. Work study is not a grant. You must work to earn it.
Federal Work Study Job Descriptions
- Form W-4 (IRS)
- Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Form)
- Student Employment Contract
- Federal Work Study Referral Agreement
- Federal Work Study Student Request Form
- Work Study PowerPoint
Once you have been accepted into the program, you’ll receive information about your prospective employer in a referral letter from Coleman University’s financial aid office. But you will still need to contact that employer and be accepted for the position. Then you can work out the specifics of the job, such as salary, hours, and any other obligations. You also need to contact the Human Resources Office to fill out all internal documentation. Once work begins, don’t forget to keep up on your classes as well: the work-study program requires students to maintain satisfactory academic progress in their courses throughout the year in order to keep the job.