Financial Aid

I am interested in work-study...how do I get it?

I was awarded work-study, how do I accept it?

  • You accept work-study by submitting your Award Letter to the Financial Aid Office. 
  • There is additional paperwork once you have secured a position (see I found a job on campus...now what?).
  • International students must contact International Programs to receive a work-study award.

I accepted work-study...now what?

  • First you will need to secure a job on campus. 
  • You will have two weeks from the start of school or when you were awarded to secure a job on campus. 
  • A list of available positions is at www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/work-study/, in binders in the Financial Aid Office, and in the Career and Advising Office.
  • Fall semester job listings will be available the first week of August.  Spring semester positions will be available the first week of January.  Summer semester job listings will be available the first week of May.
  • You must contact the supervisor on the Job Description Form to inquire about the position.
  • The supervisor on the Job Description Form will make the hiring decision.

I found a job on campus...now what?

  • Once a campus job is secured, you must notify the Financial Aid Office to obtain a Work-Study Authorization Form.
  • The Work-Study Authorization Form must be signed by you and your supervisor then returned to the Financial Aid Office within two weeks to finalize your award.
  • You will then work with your supervisor to get set up with Human Resources (HR) on I-Time.  I-Time is the campus payroll system.
  • HR will need a copy of your picture ID and Social Security card.
  • HR will also need you to submit a W-4. 

I was awarded work-study, when and how do I get that money?

  • The amount on your award letter is the total of work-study funds you are eligible to earn.
  • You will be paid bi-weekly through the campus payroll system.
  • You and your supervisor are responsible for tracking your hours. 
  • You and your supervisor will submit your hours into I-Time, the campus payroll system (see I am a student worker...how do I submit my I-Time?). 
  • Your timecard, in I-Time, will be reviewed by the Financial Aid Office to ensure compliance with federal regulations for work-study. 

I was not awarded work-study, how do I apply for it?

  • You need to submit the Work-Study Request portion of the Financial Aid Request Form.  The form is located at http://www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-forms/.
  • The Work-Study Request will place you on a wait-list.
  • After 10th day, work-study funds that have not been accepted will be reallocated to students on the wait-list. 
  • If you are awarded off the wait-list, you will receive an email notifying you that you have been awarded work-study (see I was awarded work-study, how do I accept it?).

What are the benefits to applying for work-study?

  • Work-study can be a great way for you to obtain work experience while attending school.
  • Work-study can provide part-time employment for you to help offset educational expenses. 
  • Work-study supervisors can become references for you to use in future job searches.
  • Work-study schedules are flexible with class schedules.

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