What is federal college work-study? Work-study is a federal program that allows students to earn money while they are in school. Students may work up to twenty (20) hours per week and will receive a paycheck every two weeks. Students may choose to use the money they have earned to pay for direct college expenses (e.g tuition, fees, room, and board) or for personal expenses. They are not required to apply these funds toward their student account at Asbury University.
How do I receive my paycheck? Students must sign up for electronic funds disbursement through the portal https://www.asbury.edu/mybusiness. Please contact the SallieMae helpline at 1-800-239-4211, if you have any problems enrolling.
Who is eligible for federal college work-study? Eligibility for the federal college work-study program is determined by the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office.
How do I find a job? Many departments across the campus employ student workers. Students interested in participating in the work-study program are encouraged to apply directly to the department(s) in which they are interested in working. Students can also check job postings on the website, outside the Human Resources Office, online, and through their Asbury email.
What’s the benefit of work-study over an off-campus job? The advantage of work-study comes when the student files taxes for the following school year. The money a student earns through work-study will not be held against the student. Rather than seeing this money as an extra asset, the government will view this money as necessary funds received to cover the costs of college.
What if I don’t qualify for the federal work-study program? Students who do not qualify for federal work-study may still be eligible for a campus job. However, the student will need to report his/her income on the following year’s tax form.
For more information, please visit the Student Employment Webpage