Student Employment FAQ

Student Employment FAQ

1. What types of work-study jobs are available?
2. Does a work-study offer assure me of a job?
3. Can a work-study offer be used to pay my student account?
4. What happens if I don't use my work-study offer?
 
 
See also: Student Payroll Frequently Asked Questions

1. What types of work-study jobs are available?
Students are offered two different types of work-study as part of their financial aid package:
  • Federal Work-Study – On-campus jobs and for off-campus jobs that require FWS eligibility
  • Wellesley Work – On-campus jobs only
2. Does a work-study offer assure me of a job?
There is no job placement or guarantee but students with work-study offer (Federal Work Study and Wellesley Work) have priority for on-campus jobs, especially during the first few weeks of the semester.
 
3. Can a work-study offer be used to pay my student account?
Students are paid directly through direct deposit. Work-study is not disbursed to the student's account and does not reduce the tuition bill.  The way to receive these funds is to be hired, work, and submit time. Students generally use these funds for personal expenses they incur during the year.
 
4. What happens if I don't use my work-study offer?
Nothing happens to a student's financial aid if the work-study funds are not utilized.  Work-study will not be replaced by Wellesley Grant, but can be replaced by a loan, upon request.  Not using the offer does not jeopardize future work-study offers.
 
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please visit Human Resource's Student Employment website here