The work-study program is a federal, state, and school funded need based program. To be eligible for work-study, students must fill out their FAFSA application for the current school year, must be awarded financial aid, must have work-study eligibility, and must be enrolled in a financial aid eligible program.
Students work between 10-20 hours per week depending on department needs, approval, and funding. Work-study students are paid $8.50 per hour.
What Is Work-Study
The work-study program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need. Work-Study funding allows students to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. The program encourages community service and work-related experience to the student's course of study.
How to Apply for Work-Study?
- Complete the FAFSA application answering "yes" to the following question on the FAFSA. (Are you interested in being considered for work-study?) www.fafsa.gov
- Be in a financial aid eligible program to apply for a work-study position.
- View your financial aid awards in Student Self-Service.
- Accept the work-study award in Student Self-Service.
- Review job postings. [SEE CURRENT OPENINGS ABOVE]
- Request an application to apply for a work-study position(s). Email the Financial Aid Work-Study Advisor.
Financial Aid Work-Study Advisor: Tiffany Cleverly
Phone: (208) 535-5311 or 524-3000 ext. 5311
Office: Christofferson Building #3, Student Services, Room 307
The Application Process
- An email will be sent with an application and sample resume. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Complete all questions and forms. Return forms in a timely manner by emailing them back to the Financial Aid Work-Study Advisor.
- The Financial Aid Work-Study Advisor will forward the application to the department(s) requested.
- The department will contact the student, conduct the interviews, and hire the student.
Responsibilities of a Work-Study Student
- After a student is hired, paperwork will be filled out with the Financial Aid Work-Study Advisor.
- GCN Training is a required process for all work-study students annually. Students will be paid for this training.
- Students will keep track of hours worked and are responsible to report them. Time sheets will be submitted, signed, and approved every 2 weeks on Friday by 5:00pm.
- Students who withdraw or stop attending will be terminated from their work-study position.
- Students must maintain Standards of Academic Progress.
- Work-study students are not allowed to work unsupervised.
- Appropriate dress will be required for the specific job and duties. Dress code will be discussed with the supervisor.
- Professionalism is expected in all work-study positions.
- Notification to the supervisor is expected for any time difference from the agreed upon schedule.
- Work-study positions can end at any time for any reason. Students will be notified as early as possible if work-study positions will be ending.
- The student work schedule will be determined by the supervisor and the student in order to meet the department needs and the student's class schedule.
Students are not required to work during college vacations or breaks. The Financial Aid Office will notify students and supervisors if funding is available. Students may choose to work during college vacations or breaks but this must be approved by the supervisor.
Financial Aid Office
John E. Christofferson
Multi-Purpose Building, Room 300
Phone: (208) 524-3000
Fax: (208) 525-7026
School Code: 0011133
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