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Work-Study

The student employment component of a financial aid award represents the opportunity to have a job on campus or through one of our off-campus employment partners. You are responsible for finding a position that aligns with your preferences and schedule, and are encouraged to apply early for the best selection of jobs.

You may work to earn money for books and supplies, to put towards your tuition accounts, or for personal spending money. There is no obligation to work all or any of the hours awarded, though income not earned is not replaced with other aid.

Where Can I Work?

Entering Students

First-Year Domestic Students

Smith Campus Job

If you award letter states "Smith Campus Job," you are eligible to hold a position in dining services or housekeeping. First-year students are limited to working in these two areas. After your first year, you may work in a variety of jobs both on and off campus, including academic and administrative offices, the libraries and groundskeeping.

Federal Work-Study

If your award letter states "Federal Work-Study," you are eligible to hold a position in dining services or housekeeping, or off campus at a college-approved America Reads/America Counts tutoring position.

First-Year International Students

Smith Campus Job

If your award letter states "Smith Campus Job," you are eligible to hold a position in dining services or housekeeping.

International students may not work off campus at any time.

Entering Transfer Students

Smith Campus Job

If your award letter states "Smith Campus Job," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position. You may work in any on-campus position listed on JobX.

Federal Work-Study

If your award letter states "Federal Work-Study," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position, an off-campus work-study position or a college-approved America Reads/America Counts tutoring position.

Entering Ada Comstock Scholars

Smith Campus Job

If your award letter states "Smith Campus Job," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position. You may work in any on-campus position listed on JobX.

Federal Work-Study

If your award letter states "Federal Work-Study," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position, an off-campus work-study position or a college-approved America Reads/America Counts tutoring position.

Returning Students

Returning Domestic Students

Smith Campus Job

If your award letter states "Smith Campus Job," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position for any office or department, a residence life position, an internship or fellowship, a research assistantship or a job in the private sector.

Federal Work-Study

If your award letter states "Federal Work-Study," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position for any office or department, an off-campus work-study position, an America Reads/America Counts tutoring position, a residence life position, an internship or fellowship, a research assistantship or a job in the private sector.

Returning International Students

Smith Campus Job

If your award letter states "Smith Campus Job," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position for any office or department, a residence life position, an internship or fellowship or a research assistantship.

International students my not work off campus at any time.

Returning Ada Comstock Scholars

Smith Campus Job

If your award letter states "Smith Campus Job," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position for any office or department, a residence life position, an internship or fellowship, a research assistantship or a job in the private sector.

Federal Work-Study

If your award letter states "Federal Work-Study," you are eligible to hold an on-campus work-study position for any office or department, an off-campus work-study position, an America Reads/America Counts tutoring position, a residence life position, an internship or fellowship, a research assistantship or a job in the private sector.


Earnings

Refer to your award on BannerWeb to verify your type and amount of work-study.

The award amount is the maximum you may earn. Your other aid will not be increased if you choose not to work. Your earnings are paid directly to you. If you want your earnings paid to your Smith account to reduce your bill, submit a Payroll Deduction Authorization form to Student Financial Services.


Work-Study Schedule

You may work from the first day of classes in the fall to the last day of exams in the spring.

Fall & Spring Break Employment

All work during fall and spring break counts as work-study earnings.

Interterm Employment

You may work in excess of the standard number of hours a week during interterm; on-campus earnings over interterm does not count toward work-study award.

On-Campus Work-Study

On-campus earnings during interterm will not affect work-study.

Off-Campus Work-Study

Off-campus and America Reads/America Counts work-study earnings during interterm count as work-study earnings and may affect your schedule during the spring term.

Summer Employment

You may work up to 40 hours per week during the summer. Summer jobs can start any time after the last day of classes, be any length of time, and must end the day before classes start.