The Work Study Program provides funds that are earned through part-time employment to assist students with educational expenses while gaining valuable work experience. The work study program encourages employment in community service and in fields related to your major of study. Job positions can be either on-campus or off-campus. Most off-campus positions will be at private nonprofit agencies or public agencies and will be in the public interest.
If you are awarded Work Study (WS), whether it is Federal Work Study (FWS) or St. Thomas Work Study (STU), the amount shown in your award letter is the total amount of money you may expect to earn during the award period as a result of work performed. If you are accepting the award, you will receive an email which will include your Work Study packet, the link to our online training, and the Mandatory Training form. Failure to complete and submit the required forms by the deadline given, will result in the cancellation of your WS award. To maintain eligibility for WS, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. WS students may work up to 7 hours a day with a half hour lunch break and a maximum of 15 hours per week.
Students who were not awarded Work Study and wish to be added to the wait list, please click here and complete the Work Study Wait List Form that corresponds to the academic year you are interested in to be considered.
Work Study Student Responsibilities
- Students are responsible for completion of the following paperwork before commencing employment: Employment Application, I-9 (for INS), New Employee Data Form, W4, and Mandatory Training Completion form. Failure to complete these documents will result in time sheets not being processed for payment. All students, whether new or returning, must complete these forms.
- Students are responsible for submitting his/her time sheet each pay period to WebAdvisor according to the established timesheet schedule. Failure to do this will result in a paycheck not being issued until the next pay date based upon further approval.
- Student employees may not work more than seven (7) hours a day with a half lunch hour break and fifteen (15) hours per week.
- Students may not work during university holidays, and may not work in more than one department during the same pay period.
- Student employees must not work during scheduled class times.
- Student employees must maintain a satisfactory academic standing according to University policy.
- Student employees must be enrolled in at least a part-time basis (6 credit hours) during the Fall and Spring semesters, and at least three (3) credit hours in the Summer semester.
Please contact the appropriate person below to inquire about available positions within a specific department:
|CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
|OFFICE OF RECORDS
|STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
|FIN AID AMERICA READS
|INST. FOR EDUCATION
|DEAN STUDENT AFFAIR
|DEPT. OF BUSINESS ADMIN.
||Gretel La Guardia
|STUDENT CENTER DEPARTMENT (Grads Only)
|LAW SCHOOL - Office of Student Affairs
||Catherine Hayes Cohen
America Reads is a collaborative project designed to tutor children in reading in the community. America Reads tutors are St. Thomas University students who are part of the federal work study program. Tutoring takes place at a variety of locations, including local schools and community recreation centers. For additional Information, please contact the work study coordinator at the Office of Financial Aid.
Descriptions of Job Categories
Clerical Duties (1): Clerical duties generally include typing, filing, data entry, customer service, answering phone, and running errands.
Lab/Staff Assistant (2): Some training is required to perform and assist staff members in setting up lab equipment or workshops as well as helping students in the lab.
Manual Labor (3): Manual labor requires indoor/outdoor physical work and may include some maintenance and/or setup of the department's equipment.
Tutoring/Research Assistant (4): Tutors must be highly proficient in a subject to share their knowledge and skills as well as supervise other students in learning labs. Research assistants meet with faculty for training, use Excel/SPSS (for data entry & surveys), and conduct library searches.
Community Service (5): Community Services are designed to improve the quality of life for community residents. On/Off Campus job is required
America Reads Tutors (6): Tutors will work 15 hours a week. They will tutor a limited number of elementary students and provide one-on-one, individualized reading tutoring sessions several times a week. Tutoring takes place during regular school hours or after school.
Pay rates are based on grade level from the beginning of the academic year.
||Regular Work Study (per hour)
||America Reads (per hour)
|Freshmen (0-29 Credits)
|Sophmores (30-59 Credits)
|Juniors & Seniors (60-120 Credits)
If you are awarded Work Study (WS), whether it is Federal Work Study (FWS) or St. Thomas Work Study (STU), the amount shown in your award letter is the total amount of money you may expect to earn during the award period as a result of work performed. If you are accepting the award, you will receive an email which will include your Work Study packet, the link to our online training, and the Mandatory Training form. Failure to complete and submit the required forms by the deadline given will result in the cancellation of your WS award. To maintain eligibility for WS, students must be enrolled full-time and maintain satisfactory academic progress. WS students may work up to 7 hours a day with a half hour lunch break and a maximum of 15 hours per week.
Work Study Student Training
Work Study Supervisor Training