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Campus Student Employment

 

Student Employment Programs

What is work-study?

Florida Southern College offers a student employment program which provides part-time employment to undergraduate students. The program introduces students to real life work experience. Students can use the work experience to begin building their professional resume or simply to assist with life expenses. Working on campus often gives students more job flexibility than working at an off-campus job because on-campus employers are usually more understanding of student class schedules and school work.

The College has two types of student employment programs: Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Florida Southern College Work-Study (FSC WS). Eligible students may not exceed more than 20 total hours of work weekly. This means, if a student holds multiple jobs, the total working hours between all positions combined is 20 hours per week.

Federal Work-Study (FWS)

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a form of financial aid awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet certain eligibility requirements. Each student must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for FWS. Students should be sure to mark "yes" to the question on the FAFSA that asks if the student is interested in student employment. If the student has already filed the FAFSA for this year and did not demonstrate interest in FWS but is interested now, he/she should visit the Financial Aid Office (FAO) to determine eligibility. A new FAFSA must be completed each year for continued consideration in the Federal Work Study Program. The total FWS award depends on the application date, the student’s level of need, and the funding level of the school. Eligibility does not guarantee a student will secure a position.

Florida Southern College Work-Study (FSC WS)

Florida Southern College Work-Study (FSC WS) is a financial aid program funded by institutional funds. FWS and FSC student employees must continue to meet all eligibility requirements throughout both fall and spring semesters. This includes maintaining full time active enrollment in FSC classes and maintaining a 2.0 GPA.

Role of Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office awards student employment funds to students and monitors them for continued eligibility throughout the academic year. Student eligibility can change during the year, which may require that a student’s award be reduced or cancelled.

 

Types of Jobs

Students seeking student employment positions apply by contacting the designated hiring supervisor for availability. When the hiring supervisor has an opening and makes an offer of employment to the student the supervisor will notify the office of Financial Aid of the hire. The student then visits the office of Financial Aid to complete employment paperwork. Work may not begin until the student has completed all forms requirements through the office of Financial Aid.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the types of job opportunities on campus for students when available. The positions include a brief description and qualifications as well as contact information for the hiring supervisor. A full description of the position is available in Financial Aid. If you are interested in working for a department that is not listed here, contact the department’s Administrative Assistant for availability.

  • Academic Affairs
  • Admissions
  • Advancement
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Athletics
  • Business and Free Enterprise
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Sciences – Natural
  • Sciences - Social
  • Student Development
  • Wellness Center

Academic Affairs

Institutional Research

Contact Jazmine Esparza at jesparza@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.3004

Data Research Assistant – verify electronic and paper data, maintain filing system, assist in compiling reports by generating pivot graphs, charts, and tables. Must be skilled in Microsoft Office applications. Mathematics or programming background preferred.

McKay Archives

Contact Gerrianne Schaad at gschaad@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4994

Archives Assistant – perform a variety of tasks working within archival standards of preservation, organization, and promotion.

Roux Library

Contact Robert Hernandez at rhernandez@flsouthern.edu or 863.616.6453

Library Assistant – provide general departmental assistance for the area assigned.

Teaching & Learning Center

Contact Autumn Grubb at agrubb@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.5118

TechBuddy – TechBuddy positions assist students and faculty with various technology needs to include:

  • Portal and related software (Turnitin, Zoom, Chalk & Wire, VoiceThread, Panopto)
  • Smart software and computer projection in classrooms
  • Microsoft Office
  • Web Tools

Admissions

Enrollment Management

Contact Cassie Paizis at kpaizis@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.3883

Assistant Web Content Developer – researches and gathers information to develop and provide content for the web site. Also performs as an editor under the direction of the manager. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite and basic familiarity with HTML/CSS required.

Content Contributor – collaborate with members of the Admissions team to assist in the maintenance and development of new resources for the College web site. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite and basic familiarity with HTML/CSS required.

Undergraduate Admissions

Contact Anna Hopkins at ahopkins@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.3993

Office Assistant – provide general clerical support as needed including reception, data processing and filing.

Southern Ambassador – lead daily campus tours for prospective students and families and work special events. Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism, motivation and reliability and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Telecounselor – produce quality calls to prospective students regarding applications, campus visit events, scholars weekend events, and more. Applicants must have a positive attitude and love for FSC as well as good communication skills.

Telecounselor Supervisor – lead the telecounselors in the completion of daily goals. Must possess good leadership and communication skills.

Adult and Graduate Admissions

Contact Kristen Pinner at kpinner@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4205
Melissa Singletary at msingletary@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.6297

Office Assistant – provide general clerical support as needed including reception, data processing and filing.

Advancement

Contact Anna Chmielewski at achmielewski@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.3775

Office Assistant – provides general clerical support by making copies, filing, assembling mailings, performing data entry, answering the phones, and cordially greeting guests of Advancement and Alumni Relations. Experience in Microsoft Office, Outlook, data entry, customer service, and office work required. Applicants must possess a professional demeanor and demonstrate a clear understanding of office etiquette.

Student Development Officer supports Florida Southern as a member of our annual phonathon, thanking alumni for past support, soliciting gifts, updating information, and relaying the latest campus news.  Applications accepted in August and January of each year for fall and spring calling. Email hholjes@flsouthern.edu for an application.

Public Relations and Marketing

Contact Rebecca Paul-Martin at rpaul@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4735

Student Worker – join a team of professionals who create external communication, marketing, branding and content for FSC. The expectation of this team member is to provide administrative support to the director and full-time staff.
High-Level List of Job Responsibilities:

  • Cataloging all media mentions
  • Sorting through local newspapers and flagging FSC specific articles
  • Assisting guests that visit the office
  • Keeping printed materials organized and filed away
  • Assisting at events when needed
  • Delivering materials to different departments on campus
  • Etc.

Arts and Humanities

Art

Contact Diane Baires at dbaires@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4743

Graphics Lab/Design Assistant – light maintenance of MAC computer systems, assist faculty with classroom work, and perform general office duties. Must be an art major to apply.

Melvin Art Gallery Office Assistant – hang artwork, set lighting for artwork, answer phones, assist with inventory and other office duties. Must be an art major to apply.

Painting Studio/Office Assistant – clean paint studio and assist faculty with tasks including organizing, moving, and assembly of equipment. Must be an art major to apply, preferably a painting major.

Printmaking Assistant – assist faculty with cleaning, maintaining, and organizing the printmaking room. Art majors are preferred but not required.

Branscomb Auditorium

Contact Crystal Norman at cnorman@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4295

Festival of Fine Arts

Contact Jessica Parker at jparker@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4226

Box Office Attendant – take calls and reservations for FFA events and reserve and catalogue FFA subscribers. Requires willingness to often work nights and weekends.

Modern Languages

Contact Kathy Kniffin at kkniffin@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4391

Office Assistant – preparation and duplication of materials for professors and office staff. Run campus errands as needed, answer office phones and take messages. Modern Languages students preferred.

Music

Contact Domenico Cingari Jr at dcingari@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4229

Office Assistant – perform general office and program support duties such as data entry, arranging appropriate music parts, issuing and accounting for costumes, working in storage areas and music lab, and assisting in prop construction. Must possess music background or training.

Theatre

Contact Jessica Parker at jparker@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4226

Assistant Technical Director – work directly with the set designers and department head to oversee the construction of various productions. Must be proficient in carpentry skills, have at least one year’s experience as a carpenter in the scene shop, completed the Stage Craft class, and have approval from the technical director.

Box Office Attendant – take calls and reservations for the department’s productions. Must possess excellent phone and interpersonal skills. Retail experience preferred.

Carpenter – work with the technical director and assistant technical director to construct and plan the sets for the Theatre Arts Department’s various productions. Must have some building experience and have approval from the technical director. Enrollment in or completion of the Stage Craft class is preferred.

Costume Shop Worker – work with the designer to construct costumes for the department’s various productions. Sewing skills needed. Must have approval from the department’s costume designer. Enrollment in or completion of the Costume Design class is preferred.

Athletics

Athletics

Contact Susan Sargeant at ssargeant@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4246

Compliance Coordinator Assistant – maintain compliance calendar and assist in the organization and filing of compliance documents. General office skills and attention to detail necessary.

Office Assistant – data entry, emailing, filing, copying and other general support duties for various athletic offices. Must be available for games and meets as needed.

Student Assistant Coach – attends practice games and work-outs to assist coaches as needed.

Student Athlete Tutor – works specifically with FSC athletes in providing tutoring services to enhance their academic performance. Must have a recommendation from course-specific professors or a recommendation from the office of Student Solutions.

Team Manager – sets up equipment for practice, runs the clock and scoreboard during practices and performs other related functions as needed.

Video Web Worker – shoot and edit promotional videos and special presentations. Knowledge and skill in video making and editing required. Social media and power point skills necessary.

Athletic Training and Exercise Science

Contact Rose Pagano at rpagano@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4263

Clerical Assistant – general office support duties. Punctuality and consistent attendance is a must.

Business And Free Enterprise, School of

Contact Paula Monte at pmonte@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4280

Office Assistant – general office support tasks such as reception, copying, filing, mail distribution, and more. Business majors preferred.

Education, School of

Education

Contact Jessica Collins at jcollins@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4172

Office Assistant – general office support tasks such as reception, copying, filing, mail distribution, and more. Business majors preferred.

Preschool

Contact Natalie Todt at ntodt@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4103

Assistant to Lead Teachers – help prepare lessons; monitor children ages 3-5; assist children in daily activities of writing, reading, and playing; and help to move children from center to center. Must be patient, kind, flexible, responsible and work well with others.

Roberts Academy

Contact Adella Spires at aspires@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.6279

Clerical Assistant – assist with a variety of clerical support duties. Must enjoy working around children and demonstrate professionalism in conduct and appearance.

Military Science

Contact Adrian Testani at atestani@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4273

Clerical Assistant – provide general office support such as data entry, filing, making copies and mail distribution. Must possess working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel for data entry. Other duties include general office tasks including running errands, arranging office supplies, and maintaining office bulletin boards. Applicant must possess a professional demeanor and understand office etiquette to include nondisclosure of ROTC student information.

Nursing, School of

Contact Rose Pagano at rpagano@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.3951

Clinical Lab Support – support program students in the clinical laboratory including simulation technology and various clinical applications. Provide clerical assistance such as maintaining supplies and equipment and handling inventory and stocking. Must be a senior undergraduate in the Nursing program. Must have recommendation of the BSN Program Director or Clinical Lab Coordinator.

Clerical Assistant – assist with a variety of clerical support duties. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products.

Operations

Computer Lab

Contact Mary Haselier at mhaselier@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.3935

Computer Lab Assistant – assist in the resolution of a variety of computer service issues primarily related to hardware. Move equipment, set-up computers, projectors, printers, etc. Must be highly skilled in technology and customer relations.

Facilities Maintenance

Contact Melissa Primm at mprimm@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.3990

Recycling Crewmember – follow a predetermined route collecting recyclable materials from bins located across campus. Separate material into categorized containers for distribution. Must be able to demonstrate proper lifting procedures, operate a golf cart responsibly, and pass a written safety test.

Financial Aid

Contact Emily Hutchings at ehutchings@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.5089

Filing clerk - assist with a variety of clerical support duties.

Mail Services

Contact John Burton at jburton@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.6222

Distribution Clerk – sort incoming student mail, assist in sorting inbound parcels and packages, handle deliveries, and other general mail services support tasks. Requires early morning availability.

Safety

Contact Dave Gordon at dgordon@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4305

Clerical Assistant – assist with a variety of clerical support duties. Proficiency in Microsoft Office preferred. Criminology majors preferred.

Tourism Center

Contact Tory King at vking3@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4597

Receptionist – answer phones, greet customers, provide shop and museum information, take tour reservations, use a cash register to handle sales, and work with inventory. Must have extremely good customer service skills and be willing to work weekends as needed.

Sciences – Natural

Biology

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Laboratory Assistant – prepares various lab settings for use to include setting up equipment, restocking materials, and preparing specimens or materials. Biology majors with previous lab environment experience preferred.

Teaching Assistant – assist the faculty member during lab sessions in aiding students with experiments and handling basic lab operations. Applicants must have taken the BIO1500 course and possess strong customer services skills.

Science & Pre-Health Career Peer – provides assistance to the Science and Pre-Health Career and Internship Coordinator.

Chemistry

Contact Blake Preston Doiron at bdoiron@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4323

Laboratory Assistant – prepares various lab settings for use to include setting up equipment, restocking materials, and preparing specimens or materials. Chemistry majors with previous lab environment experience preferred.

Teaching Assistant – assist the faculty member during lab sessions in aiding students with experiments and handling basic lab operations. Applicants must have strong customer services skills.

Horticulture

Contact Maria Carver at mcarver@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4581

Greenhouse Worker – water, fertilize, prune and potting of greenhouse plants. Scouting of pests on greenhouse plants and designated landscape areas. Assist with labs, research projects, and more. Horticulture or Citrus majors preferred. Must have knowledge of basic plant needs and be willing to work weekends. Must be able to work in hot, wet, and extreme environments. May be required to occasionally lift heavy objects.

Math

Contact Dr. Susan Serrano at sserrano@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4331

Tutor – must possess strong math skills.

Sciences - Social

Communication

Contact Donna Greek at dgreek@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4151

Lab Monitor – monitor the communication department lab during usage and provide support to students as needed.

History and Political Science

Contact Mary Wilson at mwilson@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4294

Office Assistant - provide general office support such as answering phones, filing, and customer service. Requires recommendation from departmental faculty member.

Psychology

Contact Dr. Bruce Darby at bdarby@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.3096

Office Assistant – provide general office support such as clerical duties, inventory of research and teaching materials, preparation of lab sessions, maintenance of departmental suite, data collection and analysis, and assistance with events and activities. Must be a psychology major and possess approval by the faculty members in the department.

Student Development

Career Center

Contact Madison Dazey, M.Ed. at mdazey@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4390

Career Peer – provide office support such as answering phones, posting job positions, and customer service. Microsoft Office and social media experience preferred.

Center for Multicultural Appreciation

Contact Brenda Lewis at blewis@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.6285

Office Assistant – serve as reception for the front desk and greet all visitors in a welcoming, professional manner. Answer phones, take messages, assist in programming, update records, and filing. Must be familiar with Microsoft Office products and be able to create flyers as needed.

Community Living

Contact Lee Amundson at lamundson@flsouthern.edu or call 863.680.4206

Office Assistant – greet and assist students and visitors as needed, answer the telephone, and provide assistance to the department staff with various projects. Applicants must possess strong understanding of working with confidential information.

Counseling Center

Contact Violet McCormick at vmccormick@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.6236

Office Assistant – perform general office duties including running errands, postings, answering phones, doing on-line research and maintaining bulletin boards. Also required to walk the campus dog, Riley, one hour per day.

Student Health Center

Contact Andrea Wilson at awilson3@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4292

Junior Clerical/Clinical Assistant – welcome and greet patients, answer the phone, conduct inventory, stock exam rooms, and perform other office support duties. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook. Must be a Junior or Senior Nursing Major or ATP, Health Science, Exercise Science, or pre-med Biology student.

Student Solutions Center

Contact Taylor Shook at tshook@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4472

Front Desk Assistant – greet and assist students and visitors as needed, answer the telephone, and provide assistance to the department staff with various projects. Applicants must possess strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and the ability to multi-task. A knowledge of available campus resources and locations is a plus. Students should apply in October to be considered for the spring semester and in March to be considered for the fall semester. Summer positions may also be available. Please contact Taylor Shook at any time for additional information.

PASS Leader – provide academic support for those courses proven to be most challenging for students and assists students in developing effective study skills applicable to course content. To be eligible, applicants must have a recommendation from a faculty member and approval from the Dean of Student Success. Students must apply via Engage: the application is located under the Student Solutions page. Please contact Taylor Shook at any time for additional information.

Peer Scholar (for Scholars Strengthening Scholars) – provide small group support for those courses proven to be most challenging to students. To be eligible, applicants must have a recommendation from a faculty member and approval from the Dean of Student Success. Students must apply via Engage: the application is located under the Student Solutions page. Please contact Taylor Shook at any time for additional information.

Writing Tutor – provide writing skills support for students of all majors and abilities. Writing Tutors can be of any major and all years are eligible to apply. Please submit a resume and 3 college level writing samples to Taylor Shook. One writing sample should include use of MLA/APA formatting abilities. Students should apply in October to be considered for the spring semester and in March to be considered for the fall semester. Please contact Taylor Shook at any time for additional information.

Student Activities

Contact Stephen Bell at sbell@flsouthern.edu or 863.680.4627

Office Assistant – perform general office duties including running errands, answering phones, doing on-line research and maintaining bulletin boards.

Wellness Center

Please visit the Wellness Center Student Employment page.

Paperwork Requirements

For Students Who Are New To Campus Employment

Students should be prepared to:

  • Provide student ID.
  • Enroll in FSC’s Direct Deposit program. A voided check is needed in order to complete the enrollment forms. A Direct Deposit letter from the student’s financial institution with account and routing information may also be accepted. Employees can avoid delay in receiving compensation when enrolling in direct deposit.
  • Provide original, unexpired, documentation that establishes employment eligibility to work in the U.S. (in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). A list of acceptable documents for the I-9 form is found below. Photocopies can not be accepted per federal regulations.

For Returning Student Employees

Students who have previously participated in student employment are not required to complete all new forms every year. However, students are required to complete a new CAMPUS WORK PROGRAM AGREEMENT form (commonly known as the “Blue Sheet”) for the Fall/Spring Term and a separate Blue sheet for work performed during Summer Term.

Direct deposit information also needs to be verified as current and updated with the Financial Aid department when changes to banking are made.

Wage and Hour Procedures

Earnings

Students will usually earn the current federal minimum wage, but that amount may be higher depending on where the student works, the type of work that is performed, and the skills needed to perform those jobs. Pay rates higher than the minimum wage are established by the Human Resources Department and are determined by the job being performed. Student earnings are considered taxable income. Student workers will receive a W2 form at the end of the calendar year.

Earnings from FSC work study will be included on line 37 of the FAFSA with any other earnings the student has earned from working. FWS earnings are reported on line 44C of the FAFSA.

Hours

The money a student earns cannot exceed their total FWS award. When assigning work hours, the employer will consider the student’s total award and class schedule. Average work schedules are 6 hours a week. Students are prohibited from working during normally scheduled classes. Work-study hours are flexible. Remember: school is the first priority!

Recording of Time

Student workers are paid bi-weekly and on an hourly rate basis. Hours are reported using the time clock. In a few pre-authorized positions, a time sheet is acceptable. The student worker must accurately record the time they begin and end their work, as well as the beginning and ending time of any meal period. It is the employee’s responsibility to sign his or her time record to certify the accuracy of all time recorded. The timekeeper for the department will review and then initial the time record before submitting it for payroll processing. In the event of an error in reporting time, employees must immediately report the problem to the department timekeeper. Failure to consistently report time accurately may result in disciplinary action. Also, altering, falsifying, tampering with time records or recording time on another employee’s time card will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

Pay Dates

Bi-weekly employees, including part-time staff members, receive pay every other Friday for work performed and reported for the preceding pay period. If that Friday is a holiday, or the campus is closed, information about distribution of paychecks will be released in advance by the Vice President for Finance and Administration. If the business offices are closed, pay checks and statements will be available on the next business day. Employees can avoid any delay in receiving pay statements or checks when using direct deposit.

Termination and Disciplinary Action Policies

Termination of Employment

When hiring a student employee, the hiring department typically hires for the academic year. There are times, however, when the position must end earlier than originally anticipated. The employee’s award may have been changed, the employee may resign, or the department may find that it is necessary to end the position because of poor performance, cause or other work-related reasons.

The policies, procedures, and rules set forth are guidelines for administration and supervision. They are not a contract of employment, nor do they guarantee any continuation of employment. This information is not intended to alter in any way the "employment-at-will" relationship of the College and its employees.

Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary action is sometimes used to help employees recognize work performance problems. Although the College is committed to a progressive disciplinary process for the benefit of all employees, the College reserves the right to determine the appropriate discipline for each individual circumstance including immediate termination. Discussions that accompany disciplinary action can also assist the employee in strengthening their performance and achieving job success.

If the College chooses to terminate the employment relationship for cause, examples of reasons for separation include but are not limited to:

  • Recurring unauthorized and unexcused absences
  • Refusal to do work assigned, or refusal to work properly assigned time periods
  • Falsifying entry of hours worked on time records
  • Inability to perform tasks required by the nature of the job after completion of a reasonable training period
  • Violations of the Confidentiality Agreement

Student workers who are terminated for cause, such as those listed above, may permanently lose their ability to work in employment positions on campus. Based upon the sole discretion of the College, a student employee terminated for cause may be subject to the following sanctions:

First Offense

With the first violation for cause as exampled above, the employee may be subjected to immediate termination of employment and may be suspended from working in any other position on campus for the next full semester.

Second Offense

With the second violation for cause as exampled above, the employee may be subject to immediate termination of employment and permanently removed from student employment eligibility.

Note, a full semester is considered the next Fall or Spring semester which immediately follows the date of termination. When a student employee is terminated for cause from a department, he or she may no longer be eligible to work within that department again. If a student is able to maintain eligibility to work in the student employment program all hiring supervisors have access to the student’s employment record including any disciplinary action. Hiring supervisors retain the right to make hiring decisions based upon a student worker’s employment record.

A student worker may be discharged immediately or suspended without pay for any serious offense. Examples of serious offenses include, but are not limited to the following: intentional damage to, or theft of College property; assault or threats of violence; possession of illegal weapons or firearms on College premises; sexual harassment; insubordination; falsifying a timecard or falsely reporting time; or drinking alcoholic beverages or using illegal drugs while on the job or on campus.

A student employee’s failure to provide reasonable notice of absence to the employee’s supervisor is considered willful misconduct and may result in termination of employment. If a student employee is absent without reporting the absence for three consecutive days, he/she will be considered to have abandoned the job and employment will be terminated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Employee Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone participate in the student employment program?

All full time students who can provide documentation that establishes employment eligibility to work in the U.S. (in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986) and maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA are eligible for acceptance into the student work program. Visit the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Is on campus student employment assigned to me and am I guaranteed a job?

No. Students have the responsibility of finding and interviewing for jobs on campus and completing all necessary employment forms prior to beginning work.

If I was awarded work study last year, does this mean I will be awarded it this year?

Not necessarily. You must complete the FAFSA each year to be considered for FWS. You can visit the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for the subsequent academic year and/or to inquire about FSC WS.

How many hours can I work per week?

Twenty (20) hours per week is the maximum recommended for academic reasons – school work needs to be your first priority. The 20 hour maximum applies to total work hours including when the student worker has more than one job on campus.

Can I change work-study jobs?

Yes, you can, at any point in the academic year. It is recommended that you give your employer at least a two week notice. If you wish to change jobs visit the Financial Aid Office to ensure that all paperwork associated with both the position that you are vacating and the new one you are taking is completed.

Is work study money non-taxable?

Work study earnings are taxable income. If taxes were withheld from your paycheck you might be eligible for a refund depending, of course, on your total annual earnings. It is in your best interest that you file a tax return with the Internal Revenue Service by April 15.

What forms need to be completed?

Initially, students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility. Students who have not participated in student employment previously must fill out a W-4, I-9, direct deposit authorization, workers compensation notification, and confidentiality agreement. The completed forms must be returned to the Financial Aid Counselor located in the Financial Aid Office for processing. At that time you will be given a Campus Work Program Agreement (Blue Sheet) that requires your signature and the signature of your supervisor. This form must be returned to Financial Aid in order to be added to the payroll system.

How often will I be paid?

You will be paid bi-weekly through direct deposit to your checking or savings account. If you have chosen to receive a paper paystub, your supervisor will provide it to you. Paystubs can also be viewed on the Portal.

How will I know what is expected of me in my job?

Your supervisor will meet with you and will explain the duties associated with your job, the dress code, scheduled hours, and other details relative to your work in their department. Training and other instruction will also be provided when necessary which will assist you in being successful in your job.

Who do I talk to about a conflict/complaint with my supervisor?

If conflicts arise between the student employee and their supervisor, the supervisor shall make every effort to satisfactorily resolve the issue. Unresolved complaints arising from employment or termination issue may be addressed with the Financial Aid Counselor or the office of Human Resources.

Note: If you have a work study question and do not see it here, please send it via an email to Emily Hutchings, Financial Aid Counselor, ehutchings@flsouthern.edu