1. The Federally-funded Federal Work-Study Program is designed to help you earn a portion of your financial aid while giving you valuable work experience. You may not earn more than the gross amount listed on your Student Employment Authorization.
  2. This is an employment opportunity. You will be paid only for hours actually worked. You do not earn any vacation time or sick/personal time under the Work-Study program. (You may not work more than 40 hours in any one week). You may only be paid wages for hours that you have worked as certified by the authorized signature of your employer. You may never submit time using your employers name. It is illegal and could result in criminal prosecution. You cannot be paid wages for receiving academic instruction.
  3. It is your responsibility to obtain an approved Federal Work-Study position.  A list of available positions will be posted on the Student Employment page.  You should contact prospective employers as soon as possible to ensure that you are considered for those particular positions. If you need assistance in finding an approved position, contact Merrill Center Student Services.  Once you have secured a position, you will need to pick up hiring paperwork from the Merrill Center. Only once you have completed all of the necessary hiring documents will you be entered into the payroll system.
  4. It is your responsibility to coordinate your work schedule with your supervisor and to meet it to the best of your ability.
  5. If you are unable to work, it is expected that you will notify your supervisor in advance.
  6. You are a representative of the University; therefore, your demeanor should be in accordance with your supervisor’s expectations.
  7. Your Federal Work-Study position is the same as any other job, and the lack of performance or attendance is justifiable cause for your dismissal.
  8. You will be paid every two weeks. It is your responsibility to see that your time is submitted in MaineStreet on daily basis for processing according to established policies. If your time is not submitted properly and by the proper due date, you may NOT be paid until the following pay period – a minimum delay of two weeks.
  9. Once you have accepted a job, you are expected to remain on that job for the employment period (Summer or Academic Year) or until your Federal Work-Study allocation has been earned. Under no circumstances should you quit a job before first consulting with the Merrill Center Student Services. If, after discussing your situation with a member of the Merrill Center Student Services/Financial Aid staff, you do decide to terminate employment, you are expected to give your supervisor two weeks notice. Only with specific approval from the Merrill Center Student Services/Financial Aid Office (which will be on an “exception” basis) can a student obtain another job after having quit a job.
  10. If you find that the job that you have obtained will not allow you to earn your entire allocation, you may obtain an additional position with prior approval from the Merrill Center Student Services/Financial Aid Office.