Financial Aid

Student Employment – Campus Job Opportunities

Employment opportunities will be posted as they are received.  Check back for job posts and/or inquire directly with departments.


Federal Work Study is awarded based on demonstrated financial need and availability of limited funding as part of an eligible student’s financial aid package. To verify a work study award, check your financial aid package in BannerWeb or call our office at 203-837-8580. Federal work study can only be earned during the regular academic year, fall/spring. 

Summer employment eligibility: current students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits for the subsequent fall term. New (incoming) students can begin working after July 1 and must be enrolled in at least 6 credits for the subsequent fall term.

 

Quick Reference: Student Employment (pdf)                                  Quick Reference: Federal Work Study (pdf)


2021-2022 CAMPUS JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Payroll Type:  Department Payroll = Open to all students     Federal Work Study Only = Must have a work study award (financial aid) to apply

 

Job TitleDepartmentLocationPayroll Type
Peer TutorsAncell CommonsWestside Classroom Building, Westside CampusDepartment & Federal Work Study
AccessAbility Services AssistantAccessAbility ServicesWhite Hall, Midtown CampusFederal Work Study Only
Livestream / Events / Front DeskMedia ServicesWhite Hall 012, Locations on both campusesDepartment Payroll
Web AssistantInformation Technology & InnovationOld Main 303, Midtown CampusDepartment Payroll & Federal Work Study
Campus Delivery AssistantShipping & Receiving190 White St., Midtown CampusDepartment Payroll & Federal Work Study
Service Desk SpecialistsInformation Technology & InnovationOld Main 303, Midtown CampusDepartment & Federal Work Study
Art Studio MonitorsArt DepartmentVPA, Westside CampusFederal Work Study Only
Research AssistantPolitical Science/History DepartmentsWarner Hall, Midtown CampusFederal Work Study Only
Career Peer LeadersCareer Success CenterCampus Center 300, Westside CampusDepartment & Federal Work Study
Training SpecialistInformation Technology & InnovationStudent Center 225, Midtown CampusDepartment Payroll & Federal Work Study
Locksmith AssistantWESTCONNect OfficeOld Main 007, Midtown CampusFederal Work Study Only
Athletics Equipment AssistantAthletics (Equipment)WAC, Westside CampusFederal Work Study Only
Nursing Office AssistantNursingWhite Hall, Midtown CampusFederal Work Study Only
Nursing Lab AssistantsNursingWhite Hall, Midtown CampusFederal Work Study Only
Check-In AssistantsEvent & Conference ManagementO'Neill Center, Westside CampusFederal Work Study Only
Theatre AssociateTheatre ArtsVPA, Westside CampusFederal Work Study Only
Office Assistant – Dean’s OfficeAncell School of BusinessClassroom Building, Westside CampusFederal Work Study Only
Student Office AssistantAlumni RelationsOld Main 302, Midtown CampusFederal Work Study Only
Access Control Student AssistantWESTCONNect OfficeOld Main 014, Midtown CampusFederal Work Study Only
Podcast Co-HostPublic RelationsMidtown CampusStudent Volunteer

 

 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT GUIDELINES

All student employees must be matriculated in at least 6 credits per semester to remain eligible to work on campus during the regular academic year (fall/spring).

NOTE: To be eligible for Summer employment, students are not required to be enrolled for summer courses, but must be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the subsequent fall term.

 

Student employment is an integral part of the university and of university life for many students. Student labor benefits the school in almost every academic and administrative department on campus. The student’s employment can be related to his/her major and/or interests and work schedules can be arranged around the student’s academic schedule.

Western Connecticut State University employs approximately 800 students during the academic year. The types of jobs available are as diverse as the students themselves. There is a complete list of jobs and their descriptions available for students to examine in the Office of Student Financial Services.

Students are paid biweekly with an hourly rate of pay contingent on the difficulty of the position and the experience of the student. The first paycheck is held back for two weeks, as required by the state.

There are two major funding sources for the student labor force at Western Connecticut State University:

  • The Federal Work Study Program
  • The Institutional Payroll

The Federal Work Study Program is a federally funded program based on financial need. Because the program is financially need based, work experience is not the qualifying factor. In order to work under the Federal College Work Study Program, a student must have financial need, as determined by FAFSA. Work Study funding is limited.

The dollar amount awarded under the Work-Study Program to a student on his/her Award Letter, is not a guaranteed receivable. It is a fair estimate of what a student could earn.

Work-Study is an allotment that students can earn if they have a job on campus. It is not money that is directly deferred on their bill, or automatically applied while they are working.

If a student does not put in the necessary hours or is released from employment for just cause, the money shown on the Award Letter will not be obtained.

The Institutional Payroll is not based on a students financial need in relation to qualifying under the federal programs. Students are employed under this program based on the needs of the department, the availability of funds, and the student’s experience in specific areas.

All federal and state funds are subject to federal and state regulations and Western Connecticut State University will comply as mandated.

 

Federal Tax Information

Any funds received from scholarships, benefits, fellowships, WCSU or any other source that combined exceed the cost of tuition, fees, books, required equipment and supplies are considered taxable income. These include federal Pell Grants, but not federal loans. The borrower is required to report taxable awards to the IRS as income and therefore should keep a detailed record of all expenditures. Housing and food are considered nonexempt, so money spent on these items is subject to income tax.

Please note that International Students on F1 or J1 Visa must obtain work permission prior to applying for on or off campus employment.

 


 

 

 

Updated 08/27/2021