Federal work-study is a government employment program which is
directly supervised and maintained by Mount Saint Mary College's
Financial Aid Office. Every eligible student is allocated a
specific dollar amount that (s)he is not allowed to exceed.
Questions and concerns not answered by the following information
can be directed to Jeremy Girsch, the Work-Study Coordinator, in
the Financial Aid Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work-Study eligibility is determined based on financial need and
the timeliness of filing a FAFSA. For returning students, the FAFSA
must be submitted no later than April 15th. A new incoming freshman
student should have his/her FAFSA submitted by February 15th.
Students are limited to working a maximum of ten (10) hours
a week and are not permitted to exceed this amount
without prior approval from both his/her supervisor
and the Work-Study Coordinator.
Hiring a Student
Every spring prior to the start of a new academic year,
the Work-Study Coordinator will reach out to all supervisors for an
updated job description and an approximate headcount of how many
new students a division or department will require for the upcoming
year. Once these updates are received, the Work-Study Coordinator
will put together an online job form complete with job
descriptions. This online job form will allow new incoming freshmen
to review which job they believe they are most qualified for.
Supervisors have two hiring options - they can require an interview
before hiring or have a simple meet/greet/hire session with
prospective student workers. *There are a limited amount of
jobs on campus. Please hire on a first come, first considered
Upperclassmen will be given a choice to return to their position
from the prior year first. If an upperclassman would like to change
his/her job placement (s)he will need to select three (3) different
job choices and wait for a supervisor to contact them regarding a
Each work-study supervisor is responsible for maintaining and
reviewing all of their students' timecards to check for both
exceptions (a missed clock in or clock out) and fraudulent,
inaccurate clockings as well. Supervisors need to retain an
up-to-date working job description and be sure to submit this
information once it is requested by the Work-Study Coordinator. Job
expectations and evaluations should be clearly communicated with
all students and confidentiality agreements should be signed by all
students on at least a yearly basis. Supervisors should be prepared
to take any and all necessary disciplinary actions if a situation
Have any questions or concerns? Please email Jeremy Girsch,
Work-Study Coordinator at email@example.com.