Non-aid students are paid directly from College resources rather than federal resources. A student who is considered "non-aid" is anyone who does
not have work-study authorized as part of an aid award. Students who qualify only for the loan component of financial aid are not eligible for
work-study. In addition, graduate students, whether on aid or not, do not have priority for jobs and cannot apply for jobs on JobX until after October 1.
Priority goes to undergraduate students with
work-study in their aid packages. You can easily determine if you've got work-study by logging onto BannerWeb and looking at your financial aid
package. There are links to BannerWeb found on website also.
If a non-aid student is able to secure a campus job, they are still limited to a maximum of 12 hours per week. In addition, the job must
still be re-advertised during the next semester (except in the case of internships, etc.) In addition, the supervisor must ask for special
permission to hire the student. The reason for this policy is that the College must keep as many jobs available to students who have been
found eligible for work-study as possible. If, for instance, non-aid students could keep their positions automatically and indefinitely,
the job pool would shrink substantially for those on aid.
Often students who do not qualify for financial aid still need income to help pay for books, supplies and personal expenses. Many students
locate jobs in downtown Northampton, which is conveniently close to campus. Other students utilize the local job listings (Off-Campus
Non-Work-Study) that advertise jobs in housecleaning, childcare, etc. Non-aid students can also do spot jobs if they wish and pick up
hours as exam, phone-a-thon, or commencement workers. If a work-study job is not filled by a financial aid student after being advertised
until October 1 in the fall and 2 weeks in the spring, a non-aid student may apply for it when job listings open to anyone.
In some cases, a non-aid student can find work on campus doing work for which she may be uniquely qualified, such as teaching assistant work,
tutoring at the Jacobson Center, reading for a student with special needs, etc. Internships are open to non-aid undergraduate students.
The web page also advertises temporary jobs, ranging from office work to mailings to dishwashing. Jobs are filled on a first-come,
first-serve basis, so it is wise to check the site often or sign up for JobMail. Off-campus non-work-study jobs in the private sector
are open to any student.
Who Is Eligible
Employment & the Financial Aid Package
Guidelines for Non-Aid Students
On The Job Expectations
Finding A Job
America Reads/America Counts Tutoring Program
Off-Campus Work-Study Program
Other Types of Jobs
Work-Study for First Year Students
Work-Study for Transfer Students
Work-Study for New Ada Comstock Students
CDO Help With Resume Writing
Contact Student Employment