Federal Work-Study Employer Information
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federal student aid program that provides funding to support part-time employment opportunities for eligible students. FWS funding helps pay a percentage of the hourly wages earned. The money students earn helps pay for personal and/or educational expenses. Jobs are designed to relate to the student’s course of study and/or encourage community service work whenever possible.
To be eligible to receive a work-study award, students must:
- Be enrolled (minimum of 6 credits)
- Be an undergraduate student
- Graduate and professional students may be considered on a case-by-case basis, but funding is limited.
- Have demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Work-Study jobs can be either on campus or off campus. All agencies located off campus must be approved by NDSU Financial Aid and Scholarships and be a private, non-profit organization or public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.
Detailed information about the program, employer processes and responsibilities, and posting a Work-Study position on the job board, is available from this web site. For further information, contact NDSU One Stop or call (701) 231-6200.
North Dakota State University is using Handshake - a job board platform for employers to post work-study and student employment opportunities. Handshake is designed to simplify your recruiting process and help you connect quickly with students who are seeking employment.
Handshake offers your team many great features like:
- Managing all your employment opportunities with Handshake at no cost
- Option for virtual platform for fairs, events, on-campus interviews (OCI’s) plus more
- Visibility of profiles for students who choose to share
- A mobile experience - update your job postings, view applicants, and more all while on the go using Handshake's responsive design
Are you new to Handshake? Here is a great place to learn more!
If you have questions, please contact the NDSU Career and Advising Center (701) 231-7111 or direct your inquiries to Nicole Askew (firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-231-8464), NDSU Employer Partnerships Manager/Career and Advising Center.
Important Resources for Work-Study Employers
- Employer Resource and Training Manual [ON CAMPUS]
- Employer Resource and Training Manual [OFF CAMPUS]
- Use Handshake to Advertise (Job Board)
- Posting a Job – Off-Campus Work-Study Employers
- Work-Study Authorization Form Request
- Work-Study Salary Tracking Sheet
- Combo Code and Project Number Reference for Work-Study Employers
Payroll Services and Human Resources Links
HIRING AND ONBOARDING RESOURCES
- Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Resource Guide
HRMS User's Guide is a tool to help administrative employees with navigation, running reports, time and leave entry, working with maintaining positions, payroll reports, and general use of PeopleSoft/HRMS system.
- Time & Labor Absence Management (TLAB)
ANNUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
- Baseline Safety Training
- Equal Opportunity/Title IX Training
- NDSU Annual Notice of Policies/Designated Medical Provider
TIME AND LABOR (TLAB) RESOURCES
- Manager Self Service Training Manual for Time & Labor
Hourly, Non-Benefited Positions (including Work-Study)
TLAB is the online module used to record time worked. Most student employees will use the Web Clock for punching in and out. Some students may still use a paper time sheet when access to a computer is not feasible.
- Time and Labor Tips/Fact Sheet
OTHER PAYROLL SERVICES AND HUMAN RESOURCES LINKS