Student Employment/Work Study

Through two employment programs, the College is able to offer students approximately 600 positions in more than 50 departments, as well as job opportunities within the community:

  • Federal Work Study: This federal program provides funding for campus jobs for undergraduates with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses.
  • W&J College Work Study: This employment program is supported by the College and allows students not eligible for federal work study to have a campus job.

Preference in the hiring process is given to students who are offered employment in their financial aid package. These students are given a Work Authorization Form in their mailboxes that is proof of their eligibility to hiring supervisors. Students who are returning to a campus job held in previous years can take the authorization form directly to their supervisor for completion upon return to campus.

All students offered work study in their financial aid package are invited to attend the Campus Job Fair scheduled for the first week of class in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom. Information about the Job Fair will be included with their Work Authorization Form. At this fair, students can interview with representatives from various campus offices who are hiring student help for the academic year. Campus positions that are still available after the fair will be posted on the College Central Network website and updated on a daily basis as offices and departments notify us of changes.

Completed Work Authorization Forms must be returned to the Office of Financial Aid. A timesheet will be made available to the student on Web Advisor. All students working for the first time on campus must complete I-9 form and W-4 form as well. These forms are also available on the Human Resources wiki.

Students are compensated for the number of hours worked. The earnings are not directly deducted from College charges. Students normally work  8 to 10 hours per week. Students cannot begin working on campus until a Work Authorization Form is completed and a timesheet is issued. W&J's pay rates are listed below:

  • Standard - $7.25 an hour

  • Special Skills - $8.00 an hour

  • Special Shift - $8.00 an hour

  • Student Supervisor - $8.40 an hour

  • America Reads Program - $8.00 an hour (returning and first-year mentors)

Students are paid on the 15th and the last working day of each month. Timesheets are submitted by the student to their supervisor electronically through Web Advisor.

Questions regarding the hiring process or employment eligibility can be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid at 724-223-6019 or