Paying For College
Are you looking for a job on campus?
There are two types of student work programs available at Northwestern. Eligibility for Federal Work Study is based on the information you put on the FAFSA. E&G or Institutional Work Study can be granted to any student who is currently enrolled in at least six hours for undergraduate students and five hours for graduate students. It is generally easier to find a position on campus if you have qualified for Federal Work Study. You will need to process a work agreement before beginning work assignments by visiting with staff in the Financial Aid Office.
The maximum number of hours any student can work per week is 15. These 15 hours can be split between more than one on-campus job. The official work week runs Sunday through Saturday.
To be eligible to work on campus, you’ll need to meet these requirements:
- Be enrolled at least half time (at least six hours for undergraduates/five hours for graduate students)
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have been awarded and accepted either federal work study or E&G work
You’ll also need to provide the Human Resources/Payroll Office, first floor of Herod Hall within the Business Office, with the following:
- Form W-4
- State of Oklahoma Loyalty Oath
- Form I-9
- Two I.D.'s:
- Valid driver's license to prove identity
- Social Security card to prove eligibility to work in the U.S.
The Career Services Office is available to assist supervisors hiring workers, as well as to help students seeking campus jobs. This office also may know of jobs available within the community.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO STUDENTS:
No student may work in their on-campus job if they are scheduled to be in class at that time.
Should a class be cancelled or let out early, you must obtain a notice (ex. email, typed letter signed by teacher) from your teacher indicating the date and time and attach that notice to that month's timesheet if you work during your enrolled class time.