Office of Financial Aid
Work-Study Guide Book
Finding a Federal Work-Study Job
Finding the right Federal Work-Study job takes a little effort, but it is not complicated. You will find it all in our Job Listings book located in the Office of Student Financial Services. The Job Listings book provides the following information:
Pick several positions that look promising and send your information to the contact person to arrange an interview. Before you make a commitment, make sure the work schedule does not conflict with your class or study schedule and that you are comfortable with the required hours.
Hiring a Work-Study Student
Hiring supervisors must submit a job description to the Office of Student Financial Services. Once received, the job description will be posted in the Jobs Listings book. This will allow students to view and apply for a position. The hiring supervisor must confirm that the student is eligible for Federal Work-Study by asking the student to verify their status with the Office of Student Financial Services, or they can email to confirm eligibility.
Once the hiring supervisor has selected a candidate, he/she must set up a time to meet with the student to complete all necessary paperwork. It is critical that all documents be completed correctly to avoid delays in processing. All documents are to be sent to the Office of Student Financial Services located on the 12th floor of the MCNY campus. The Federal Work-Study Coordinator will check the file for any missing documents/signatures that must be processed.
Once these steps are completed, the Federal Work-Study Coordinator will send an email to the student and hiring supervisor informing them that the paperwork has been processed and that the student can begin working. Any hours worked prior to the email will not be compensated by Federal Work-Study funds. Any earnings surpassing the Federal Work-Study award will be charged 100% to the department(s) employing the Federal Work-Study student. All required documents for on-campus positions are available by emailing . Please include in the subject line which forms or hiring packet are needed.
Transferring from One Job to Another
How do I get paid?
Paychecks will be available every other Friday at the Bursar. The first paycheck will be available two weeks after the first time sheet is submitted. Please allow for a 3-4 week delay from the time that you begin working until you receive the first paycheck.
Time sheets must be submitted as per payroll schedules. Students and departments can download a schedule of pay periods here.
You must have identification to pick up paychecks..Paychecks should be picked up promptly, as they are only valid for 60 days. Checks that are not picked up and cashed within 60 days will have to be reissued.
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