THE FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Federal Work-Study is a federally funded financial aid job
program. To be eligible you must be matriculated and enrolled in an
undergraduate or graduate program, and have been awarded work study by the
Office of Financial Aid. Eligibility is based on need as determined by the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the availability of funds at
the time of your application. Work-Study funds are limited and are awarded
to the extent that funding permits.
Notification of a work study award is made through an award
letter or email from the Office of Financial Aid. Students can log on to Knightweb to check
their financial aid awards to see if work study is included in their aid package. If a Work Study award is not listed, it means
either you are not eligible or funding has been depleted. Work Study is not a grant or loan program, it
may not be used to defer college charges.
Funds are earned for hours worked at the rate of pay that is set for
Office of Financial Aid notifies eligible students about the job
office refers the student's work study application to supervisors who have
posted job vacancies on the work study job board.
review the applications and may contact students to request
interviews. Supervisors will determine
who is hired and will notify the student and Office of Financial Aid.
hours are determined by the student and work study supervisor.
work study students who have filed their FAFSA on time and meet the
eligibility requirements will return to their previous employer provided
they have received a favorable evaluation from their supervisor.
valid I-9 form must be on file in the Payroll Office before any student
employee can begin work at SUNY Geneseo.
New student employees must also
have a valid federal W4 form, NYS IT-2104 form, and retirement option form
completed and submitted to the Office of Financial Aid before they can be
students interested in tutoring children as a part of the America Reads
& Counts Program should go to http://www.geneseo.edu/america_reads. Funding is made available through the
Federal Work Study program.
Key Points about the
Work Study Program
Work Study students are eligible to earn up to the amount listed in their
most recent aid package.
Study is a job, not a paid study time.
- Students are required to contact their employer
if they cannot work as scheduled. Failure
to do so can result in termination. Failure
to carry out job responsibilities as assigned can also result in termination.
Students found to have falsified information on
a time sheet are subject to disciplinary action by the college and termination
from the federal work study program.
Work Study Payroll
Student pay rates are typically set at minimum
must submit timesheets and are paid every two weeks for hours worked.
direct deposit was used in the previous academic year, students must
complete the Direct
Deposit Reactivation Request upon returning to school in the fall in
order to receive their pay again through direct deposit.
students are paid via paper check, those checks are sent to the department
where they work.
must stop working by the last day of the fall semester if they will not be
returning to school for the spring semester. The last day to work in the spring
semester is Commencement.