How do I get work-study?
Eligibility for the Federal Work-Study Program is determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility can change from year to year due to changes in parent or student income. The Office of Financial Aid will review student's files annually and award work-study to students who file the FAFSA and are eligible.
Since I have federal work-study, will I be guaranteed a campus job?
The Office of Financial Aid does not make job assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to find a student worker position. A list of the Departments of Hire is available in the Office of Financial Aid. Students may contact the Department Supervisors as shown on the list and pursue potential job opportunities and request an interview. Click here to download the Department Supervisor contact list (Excel document).
How do I find a job?
Students may contact supervisors as shown on the Departments of Hire list and request an interview. There are also a limited number of Community Service positions available. Community Service positions are assigned interview opportunities through the Office of Financial Aid.
Are there any special forms I have to complete?
All students who participate in the work-study program must complete the Carilion Student Work-Study Application to begin the process. Once a student has been hired into a position, the student must complete an employment screening process that takes approximately one and one-half to two weeks. Students are not allowed to begin working until this process is complete.
I've been awarded federal work-study; am I required to work on campus? Will I owe more money to the college if I don't work?
You are not required to work on campus or complete a certain number of work-study hours. If you do work on campus, you will earn a paycheck to compensate you for any hours worked, just as you would any other job. You may use your income toward your educational expenses, at your discretion, including toward miscellaneous expenses. Students are not required to use their work-study earnings for tuition. The balance you owe to the college is not affected by your employment.
Are there work-study jobs available off campus?
Yes, there are limited opportunities for students to work in community service positions at off-campus sites. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Wendy Holmes in the Office of Financial Aid.
What is the difference between work-study and non-work study jobs?
Work-study wages are excluded from your income when you file the FAFSA. These earnings are excluded from your income because they are used to help cover educational expenses as they were earned.
How much will I earn?
The department that you are working for will determine the number of hours you work per week. Your earnings are based upon the number of hours you work per week. The current pay range is $7.25 to $7.50 per hour.
How and when will I get paid?
Work-study students are required to sign in electronically using Kronos (a payroll time management system). Your hours worked must be in the Administrative Assistant's Office each Monday morning by 8:30 a.m. In order for the payroll office to process your time worked and meet the payroll deadline, all hours worked must be submitted in a timely manner. Student payroll checks are available in the administrative office bi-weekly.