Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a financial award that allows a student with demonstrated need to earn a portion of his/her educational expenses by working in a position on or off-campus.
How do I find out if I am qualified for Federal Work-Study?
Students may inquire with the Office of Financial Aid for eligibility. Call 914-323-5357 or FinancialAid@mville.edu.
What is Off-Campus Federal Work-Study?
Students who are awarded FWS may be employed at approved off-campus sites with not-for-profit organizations or public agencies, and the work performed must be in the public interest. Positions may include elementary school tutors, recreation leaders, and library assistants.
How do I apply for On-/Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Jobs?
Students may visit Handshake to search for potential work sites. Students may also inquire at individual campus departments about available positions. Click here for a Campus Job Search tutorial.
If I qualify for Federal Work-Study am I guaranteed a job?
No. Students who are interested in a Federal Work-Study position must apply to each individual campus department. The department supervisor will schedule interviews for the applicants whose qualifications and work schedule meet the department's needs and make the hiring decision.
How many hours a week can I work?
The number of work hours is determined by department needs, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week when classes are in session and 29 hours per week during the summer and college breaks.
What is the pay rate for student jobs?
The New York State minimum wage for 2021 is $14.00 per hour. Student hourly rates range from $14.00 to $16.50 per depending on the job level of each position.
Can I work on campus if I do not qualify for Federal Work-Study?
Yes, limited non-FWS positions are available. Students who do not qualify for FWS may apply for these positions.
Who can I talk to if I have additional questions about FWS and campus employment?
Any undergraduate student at Manhattanville College who is enrolled at least half-time and is eligible to work in the United States is eligible for on-campus student employment.
How many hours are students permitted to work?
Students may work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week total from all campus jobs when classes are in session and up to 29 hours per week during academic breaks and the summer. Actual hours are determined based on the hiring department’s needs/budget and the student’s availability.
Can a student have more than one job?
Yes. However, students may not exceed the work hour allowances listed above.
I already know who I want to hire, do I need to post the position?
Yes, all student hires must be processed through mville.joinhandshake.com. In cases where a student has already been hired for a position opening that has not yet been posted, the posting process on Handshake is still required prior to the new hire’s paperwork submission.
I’ve hired a student, what are the next steps?
Before students can begin working, they are required to complete the federally mandated I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form and payroll forms (Form W-4 Form, IT-2104 Form, and the optional Direct Deposit Authorization Form). Direct your student to the Center for Career Development, Reid Hall, G1 to complete these forms. DO NOT allow the student to start working until you receive the ‘Hire’ confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
My student missed the Self-Service Time submission deadline, what do I do?
Contact the Center for Career Development for a timesheet. 914-323-5484 | email@example.com | Reid Hall
A mistake was made on a previous Self-Service time submission, how do I correct it?
Contact the Payroll Office for instructions. Do not record work hours from a previous pay period on Self-Service. 914-323-7171 | Ellen.Wilder@mville.edu
Can I hire a student who has graduated?
Students who have graduated are not eligible for student employment positions. Departments may submit requests to hire graduated students via a temporary, staff assignment through the Office of Human Resources if such a budget line is available in the department. Please contact Jennifer Messina at 914-323-7202 or Jennifer.Messina@mville.edu