A student’s financial aid package contains various components, one of which may be work study. Work study is a great way to supplement a student’s expenses while attending the college. While work study is a component of a student’s financial aid award, the funding does not get disbursed towards the student’s bill. Instead the student will receive a bi-weekly payment. The employment opportunities on campus and off campus are designed to prepare students for jobs upon graduation. The program helps to provide students with work experience that can be placed on their resumes.
Campus Employment is a campus-specific program: Annapolis and Santa Fe have distinct programs as outlined in the handbooks.
Annapolis Campus Employment Handbook
Santa Fe Campus Employment Handbook
For the Campus Employment Program in Annapolis, the process gives students “real life” practice preparing and interviewing for jobs. Qualified students apply directly to the offices in which they would like the opportunity to work. There are around 180 jobs that are broken into three categories: academic assistants, Federal Work Study, (FWS) and International Work Study. All positions that are not considered to be academic assistants are only eligible for FWS or International Work Study recipients. If a student’s award package does not state “FWS” or “International Work Study,” they are not eligible to apply for campus employment but can be considered for the waitlist.
*Please note that FWS or IWS funds are not applied to a student’s bill. Instead, students will receive a paycheck biweekly for approved hours completed while on the job.
The FWS program is a need-based financial aid program that provides jobs for students. The work-study award shown on the aid notice represents the maximum a student may earn under the program. It is based on 10 hours per week during the academic year. If a student chooses not to work, or works less than 10 hours a week, they must meet expenses from other resources. Work-study funds are limited and some students may be placed on a work-study wait list. Qualifying students must apply for financial aid by our priority deadline of February 1.
The International Work Study program is awarded to qualifying international students who apply for financial aid by the priority deadline of February 1. The work-study award shown on the aid notice represents the maximum a student may earn under the program. Students may work up to 10 hours per week during the academic year. Work-study funds are limited and some students may be placed on a work-study wait list.
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