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Federal Work-Study Information
If your financial-aid award includes a federal work-study award, this means:
- This federally funded program provides on-campus employment for students
who have financial need.
- That you are ELIGIBLE (not required) to earn that amount this academic
year in a campus job.
- This award is not an amount that has been directly credited to your
student account. It is a financial resource which you may draw upon
if needed. The work-study award is a ceiling amount of campus earnings
that you are eligible to earn in order to defray your educational costs.
Government work/study funding then subsidizes your pay for campus work.
- Whitworth University work-study students are not assigned to or placed
in jobs but must take the initiative either to inquire at the Whitworth Student
Employment Office, or to review the online
- Like other Whitworth student workers and staffers, work-study students
receive a regular paycheck (every two weeks) to be saved or spent as
- Some students prefer the pay, schedule, or type of work that can be
found off-campus. Please review the State
Work-Study Guidelines for further information.
- You must have received a federal work-study award in your financial-aid package.
- You must complete and submit a Whitworth University work-study authorization,
as well as I-9 and W-4 forms (available at employing department) prior to beginning
- Your supervisor must submit a timecard, signed by you, before
you can receive payment for work.
- Your work hours may not exceed 20 per week.