Work Study

An on-campus job doesn’t have to be all work (and no play). It’s also an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills or discover your buried talents.

To assist students who demonstrate financial need, we participate in the Federal Work-Study Program to provide you with employment.

About Work-Study

Annual awards range from $1,500 to $3,000 (with a wage of $7.25 an hour). Most jobs are located on campus and require you to work between 10 and 13 hours per week (on average).

A variety of jobs are available, including clerical work, communications assistant, fitness center attendant, lifeguard, office assistant, public services assistant, reference assistant or sports official.

To see a full list of Work-Study descriptions, click here.

In addition, you could choose to participate in the Workers Invested in kNowledge and Growth through Service (WINGS) program. A partnership between St. Mary’s University and Americorps, WINGS places students in local nonprofit agencies, particularly in the areas of education, elderly, health care and legal service.

How to Get Started

Getting started with work study is easy! Below are the steps you must take:

  • Accept your Work-Study on Gateway.
  • Complete the Work-Study Survey Form and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Submit the I-9, W-4 and Policy Acknowledgement forms to St. Mary’s Office of Human Resources.

How to Change a Work-Study Assignment

Sometimes you need to make a change, and we understand that. To change your job, you will need to submit the Work-Study Termination/Transfer Form to the Office of Financial Aid.

Work-Study Forms