The policy for this changed, we no longer require students complete a quarter prior to starting a work-study position. Some roles have additional requirements, such as a minimum GPA (which would require completion of courses) for Peer Tutors, and this would be notated within the job description.
The maximum hours that each student is eligible to work is dependent on the individual's Financial Aid. A number of factors influence the amount of hours you can work, such as your FAFSA, the classes you are taking, the program you are enrolled in, and the other types of aid you are receiving, among other things. We also always note that these things can change, which means that your hours and eligibility can also change at any time, so they are never guaranteed. Additionally, the needs of the position may influence the actual number of hours you will work each week if hired.
Work Study Employment is never guaranteed. For every position there are multiple candidates and not every student is eligible to participate in the Work Study Program. Every student is treated equally and the most qualified candidate will be offered the position.
Work Study Students receive a paycheck for the hours they work, similar to traditional employment.
You can complete an application online. Once completed and fully signed the application is automatically sent directly to the Work Study Specialists.
It may take a couple of weeks to hear from someone about your application. All applications are routed to the hiring supervisor for the position applied for. Qualified students are then contacted to set up an interview.
The benefits of participating in the Work Study program are numerous and varied.
The Work Study Program:
For more information, watch "Federal Work Study Basics"
Eric Langness: Has worked for Rasmussen for over 7 years and has nearly 20 years of experience in higher education.
Bryan Schmitz: Has worked for Rasmussen for over 9 years and was originally hired as a work-study.
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