Work study awards funding is limited and awarded based on eligibility. These funds are on a first come, first serve basis, therefore having been offered Federal Work Study does not guarantee a job.
How to ApplyStep 1
Check Your EligibilityEligibility Requirements:
In order to be eligible for Federal Work Study students must meet the following eligibility requirements below. If all requirements are satisfied, move to step 2.
- File your FAFSA before the March 1 deadline
- Be a full-time student registered for 12 or more credits
- Maintain the required GPA of 2.0
- Have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) under $13,000 (this can be found on your financial aid award via PirateNet account)
View and Apply for Positions Step 3
Look for open positions by checking the Student Employment Database located at https://jobs.shu.edu. You may apply for these positions directly on this database. After applying ensure to follow-up with the departments within a within-in a week or so to check on the status of your application if you do not here from them. You may follow-up by contacting the departments in which you've applied for the positions. The Office of Student Employment does not hire for the departments on campus therefore you are required to contact them directly to get the status of your application(s).
When going for your interviews ensure to be professional and prepared. You may be asked to prove you are Federal Work Study eligible. This can be completed by providing the interviewing supervisor with a print out of your award eligibility from piratenet showing the Federal Work Study offer.
Once you have been offered a position, your supervisor will complete and submit the Student Hiring Proposal. The Student Hiring Proposal is a contract between the hiring department and the student. The hiring proposal is then submitted to Student Employment electronically for review and processing.
At this point you are eligible and required to complete the I-9 Employment Verification and W-4 forms. These forms must be completed and submitted in person to the Financial Aid Department with the required forms of original identifications (e-mailed, mailed and faxed copies of identifications are not accepted). After all forms have been received and processed you will be notified via e-mail of your confirmation to begin working. You may not begin working until you have received the finalized e-mail approval.
Complete the Required Forms in order to work on campus.
Click on each document to download it in PDF format:
I-9 Form (Employment Verification) -Required by the federal government to be completed prior to working but not before having accepted a job offer. The I-9 form can be obtained and completed at the Financial Aid Customer Service Counter in Bayley Hall.
Please note: Faxed, mailed or e-mailed I-9 forms and/or identifications are not accepted. Original identification must be presented to the representative at the Customer Service Counter in Bayley Hall. W-4 Form
This must be completed and submitted to the Payroll Department located in the lower level of Bayley Hall. The W4 form can be completed and submitted at the same time with the I-9 Employment Verification form.
- International Students have to meet additional documentation requirements:
- I-94 form: To verify admission visa status
- I-20 form: To verify educational affiliation and visa status
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Stay Aware and Follow the Rules
- Check the pay period schedule to ensure your timesheets are submitted on time. The Kronos system is located on your PirateNet page under the table of 'Offices and Services.' The timesheet link is located under the 'Human Resources' heading. Read more
Terms and Rules
Students cannot be hired as temporary workers.
Positions: Students may hold only 1 position on campus.
To be eligible for participation in the student employment program, students are required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA average and be in good academic standing as defined by the Registrar's Probation Policy.
Funding: There are two sources of funding under student employment.
- Federal Work Study - You must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need. A FAFSA must be filed before the Seton Hall March 1 deadline.
- University Funded - All eligible students may be considered. (A FAFSA is not needed).
Pay Rate: The starting pay rate is currently $8.25 per hour depending on the job description.
Students may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. During specific non-academic periods such as Christmas Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break students may work up to 29 hours per week. This schedule is determined by Student Employment.