Student Employment

Student employment positions are posted in BearPAWS under BearTracker.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

  • Need-based.
  • Work approximately 6-8 hours per week earning up to $8/hr.
  • Ability to apply for a variety of jobs.
  • Money earned is paid directly to the student.
  • Limited number of awards available based on annual allocation of funds.
  • Maximum annual award is $1,200.

Federal Work Study America Reads

  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • May work approximately 6-8 hours per week earning at least minimum wage. 
  • Work as a tutor in a local school with an elementary teacher helping children learn to read.
  • Money earned is paid directly to the student.
  • Limited number of awards available based on annual allocation of funds.
  • Requires transportation to travel to work assignment.
  • Maximum annual award is $1,200.
       

Other Employment Opportunities (Student Assistantships)

  • Not need-based.
  • Positions are available in various departments and dining facilities.
  • Hours range from 1-20 per week, averaging 6 - 8 hours per week.
  • Pay rate and annual amount earned varies.

Resident Assistant (RA) or Mentor

If you become an RA or Mentor, your semester bill will be less. You will be borrowing less loan money, and that will mean you will have less to pay back!