Federal Work-Study is a financial aid program that provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with proven financial need.
SUNY Poly Eligibility Requirements
- Must file a FAFSA and answer “Yes” to the following question: “Are you interested in being considered for work-study?”
- Must meet the PELL eligibility guidelines
- Funding is limited and awards are made on a first-come basis to qualified students. File your FAFSA early!
- Students receiving an offer of work-study on their financial aid package must log into their BannerWeb account and accept it by the start of classes or the award will be cancelled
Finding a Work-Study Job
- All available work-study positions are posted in Handshake, SUNY Poly’s career exploration platform
- Students must sign up for an account in Handshake
- Once the account is active, students can apply for posted work-study positions. The postings will include a job description and required skills
- If an office is interested, they will reach out to the student to schedule an interview
- Once a student is hired by a campus office they will be required to attend an orientation with the Office of Human Resources to file employment paperwork
- Human Resources will notify the student and employer (campus office) of the start and end dates of the position
- Note: at the start of the fall semester, an on-campus job fair will take place so that students can “one-stop shop” for available positions and then proceed with applying for them in Handshake
- Questions about Handshake? Contact the Office of Career Services: 315-792-7165 | firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the office in Kunsela Hall Room B101.
SUNY Poly Guidelines
- The pay rate is minimum wage
- Students can work up to five hours per week during the academic year
- The total amount earned in an academic year cannot exceed the amount awarded on a student’s financial aid package
- Work-study awards do not apply directly to student charges, and will not appear as a credit on a student’s bill
- Work-study is paid out to the student on a bi-weekly basis, based on the number of hours worked each pay period