A federal program which provides employment opportunities to students with financial need, allowing you to:
- Earn money to help pay expenses associated with your education.
- Become involved in yet another aspect of college life.
- Contribute your knowledge and ideas back to others.
- Gain valuable work experience that will enhance future employment opportunities.
How Much Will I Make?
For the 2015-2016 academic year, students at Monmouth College will be paid $8.25 per hour.
How Will I Be Paid?
You will be paid based on the time worked and submitted on your timecard. Paychecks will be direct deposited to a bank of your choice into an account that you designate.
Can I Work As Many Hours As I Want?
No. The total maximum amount you are eligible to earn is the amount listed in your
Financial Assistance Award Letter. For example:
$495 = 2 hrs. per week
$990 = 4 hrs. per week
$1,485 = 6 hrs. per week
$1,980 = 8 hrs. per week
Do I Have To Work?
No. The Work-study funding is being offered to you as an opportunity to earn money during your college enrollment. You do not have to accept this offer.
Can I Work Less Hours Per Week Than What Is Being Offered?
Yes. You can choose to accept the opportunity to work, but choose to reduce the number of hours per week. In this situation, you would of course earn less money.
How Do I Find A Job?
Prior to the first week of school the Employment Classifieds will be posted electronically at the following location: Work Study Classifieds.
Students should scan the classifieds, find a few positions that they are interested in and pursue them with the supervisor listed. We strongly encourage students to pursue a few different job opportunities. Remember, many students are pursuing jobs and it would be better to have more than one to choose from than none at all.
Am I Guaranteed A Job?
No. It is the responsibility of the student to seek and obtain a position, as it would be with any part-time job. Monmouth College tries very hard to only award Work-study to the number of students that we can actually place in a position. This is a difficult task however. If a student is unable to find a position or finds a position that does not fill their entire eligibility, the student will not earn the money offered.
Can I Work In More Than One Position?
Yes. For example, a student with 8 hours per week of eligibility could work 4 hours per week in one position and 4 hours in a different position.
Can I have my paychecks applied directly to my student account at the College?
No. Students are paid twice per month and paychecks can be electronically direct deposited to a bank of your choice. We encourage students to complete a Direct Deposit Authorization Form and designate a particular savings or checking account to be used for depositing your earnings.
If you do not submit a direct deposit authorization form, your paycheck will be printed and available for you to pickup.
At the beginning of every semester, each student is required to complete the “clearance” process. When a student arrives at the Business Office, it will be verified that the student either:
- Has paid their balance in full,
- Will have loan proceeds arriving to cover their outstanding balance, or
- Is on the monthly payment plan which will adequately cover their outstanding balance by the end of the semester. Work-study paychecks are not held nor applied directly to a student's account.
Is There Paperwork I Must Complete Prior to Working?
Yes. Before a student can be issued a (paper or electronic) timecard and officially begin working, the student must complete the necessary I-9 and W-4 (tax withholding) forms with our Personnel Office in Poling Hall.
In order to complete these forms a student will need to provide two forms of identification. It is suggested that you bring your:
- Acceptable photo ID (valid driver's license or state issued ID) AND
- Original social security card (copies or faxes are not acceptable) or,
- Certified copy of your birth certificate. (copies or faxes are not acceptable)
- An unexpired passport is also acceptable.
For a complete list of acceptable documents, please contact our personnel office at (309) 457-2122.
To comply with the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA), student workers must complete the CANTS 22 Form, Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status, and return it to the personnel office. For additional information about ANCRA, including the CANTS 22 Form, please see the Monmouth College ANCRA Announcement.
If you have questions concerning the Work-study Program, please call our Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at (309) 457-2129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.