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Student FAQs

Student Question: I’M A FIRST YEAR STUDENT AND I CAN’T FIND A JOB IN DINING SERVICES – WHAT DO I DO NOW?

SEO: Speak to the Student Dining Manager assigned to your dorm.  Refer to JobX current job listings to see what other campus jobs are available.

SQ: I AM ONLY WORKING 2 HOURS IN DINING SERVICES, CAN I WORK ANYWHERE ELSE?

SEO Yes, as long as your dining service obligation has been fulfilled – we suggest you check the current job listings in JobX for other available jobs on and off campus.

SQ: I NEED TO WORK MORE THAN MY MAXIMUM EARNINGS LIMIT IN ORDER TO PAY MY FAMILY CONTRIBUTION. HOW MUCH MORE CAN I WORK?

SEO: Students should not be working more than 8-10 hours a week during the semester.  Student earnings are monitored biweekly and students will be notified if it appears they are working over their maximum earnings.

SQ: I DON’T HAVE WORK STUDY IN MY PACKAGE – CAN I WORK?

SEO: Student not on workstudy can apply for positions in levels 2-4 with no waiting period.  All students are expected to work no more than 8-10 hours regardless of their work-study status.

SQ: DO J-TERM EARNINGS APPLY TO MAXIMUM EARNINGS LIMIT?

SEO: No, J-term earnings are not applied to the MEL with the exception of Community Service and America Reads positions, as these are federally funded programs.

SQ: MY SCHEDULE WILL ALLOW ME TO WORK MORE IN THE FALL THAN IN THE SPRING. DO I HAVE TO STOP WORKING WHEN I REACH THE LIMIT ALLOCATED FOR THE SEMESTER?

SEO: Your work-study is divided equally on your financial aid package but if your work availability is greater in one semester vs. another, you are not constrained by those amounts. However, you should be working no more than 8-10 hours.

SQ: I WANT TO WORK WITH AMERICA READS/COMMUNITY SERVICE BUT I DON’T HAVE FEDERAL WORK STUDY – CAN THIS BE SWITCHED?

SEO: A director will need to look at your package in order for that to be determined. Please email your request to have your work-study award changed to the Office of Student Financial Services. In some cases, it can be switched, but not always.   Keep in mind that only domestic students are eligible for this program.

SQ: DOES MY Senior Community Advisor (HALL PRESIDENT)/Community Advisor (STUDENT ASSISTANT) STIPEND COUNT TOWARD MY MAXIMUM EARNINGS LIMIT?

SEO: Yes, your stipend does count as earnings and will be monitored.  Senior Community Advisors are packaged with the full amount of $2100, so they CANNOT work anywhere else, Community Advisors can work about 2-3 more hours/week.