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Work Study

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.
Work Study Positions

Please contact the appropriate person below to inquire about available positions within a specific department: 

Department  Contact Person Number 
BISCAYNE COLLEGE Elisabeth Ferrero 305-628-6650 
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Anthony Vincinguerra 305-628-6717
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Stephanie Maynard-Patrick 305-628-6540
CYBER SECURITY Gurvirender Tejay 305-474-6818
HEALTH SERVICES Josie Oramas
305-628-6695
HUMAN RESOURCES Lenore Prado 305-628-6517
MAIL/DUPLICATING Mark Rogers 305-628-6545 
OFFICE OF RECORDS Ana Marrero  305-474-6950
STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER  Eileen Figueroa 305-474-6932
FIN AID AMERICA READS  Lilybeth Perdomo 305-474-6960
INST. FOR EDUCATION Walter Cegelka 305-474-6859
FINANCIAL AFFAIRS Traci Martin  305-474-6982
FINANCIAL AID Lilybeth Perdomo 305-474-6960
DEAN STUDENT AFFAIR Angela Toth 305-474-6869
DEPT. OF BUSINESS ADMIN. Carmen Barberis 305-628-6674
NAT. SCI/MATH.COMPUTER Alexis Tapanes-Castillo 305-474-6905
UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS Camila Alcala 305-474-6809
ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT Tatiana Pullen 305-628-6797 
OIT Yanessy Miranda 305-628-6708 
ATHLETICS Laura Courtley-Todd 305-628-6677
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Gretel La Guardia 305-474-6862
UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT Jessica Antelo 305-628-6660
STUDENT CENTER DEPARTMENT (Grads Only) Toni Mountain 305-628-6687 
LAW SCHOOL - Office of Student Affairs Catherine Hayes Cohen 305-623-2391
CAREER SERVICES Cristina Lopez 305-628-6577
America Reads

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.

Work Study Pay Rates

Pay rates are based on grade level from the beginning of the academic year.

Academic Level Regular Work Study (per hour) America Reads (per hour)
Freshmen (0-29 Credits) $8.00 $10.00
Sophmores (30-59 Credits) $8.25 $10.00
Juniors & Seniors (60-120 Credits) $8.75 $10.00

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