Federal Work Study

WHAT IS IT?

Federal Work Study provides jobs to students who have financial need to help them pay for their out of pocket educational expenses. There are numerous on campus jobs that pay $12.75 per hour.  Community service work study jobs are available off campus, at a pay rate of up to $15 an hour. Students can earn up to their award amount over the academic year.  Most students will work, on average, 5-10 hours per week.  Work study students receive payment through direct deposit and can use this money for any out of pocket expenses that they may have.

Work Study is available throughout the academic year.  If a student is awarded work study, an email is sent to the student in the early August with step by step instructions.  In order to fill out the required paperwork, students need to bring their passport, bank account number, and routing number. If the student does not have a passport, a driver’s license plus an original social security card or birth certificate will also be acceptable. 

Federal Work Study is the only financial aid award that can not be applied directly to the student's bill at MMA.  Work study is meant to assist the student with any out of pocket expenses that the student may have during the academic year.  As such, the student will submit a timesheet each week for hours actually worked, and will receive payment (via direct deposit to the student's own bank account) every other week.  If a student does not secure a job, or does not actually work, the student does not receive any pay.

Under no circumstances should a student work during any scheduled class time, even if that class is released early or cancelled for any reason.  Students who submit work study timesheets with hours that conflict with their official class schedule as shown on college records, will not be paid for those hours.  The student may also lose the privilege to work on campus moving forward.  To ensure that students are not working during scheduled class and/or ship maintenance time, students are required to attached a copy of their class schedule to each timesheet prior to submitting it to the Payroll Office.  Any timesheet that shows a conflict will be returned to the supervisor for correction.

HOW DO I GET A JOB?

NEW STUDENTS WHO HAVE NEVER DONE WORK STUDY AT MMA

The following forms must be downloaded with Adobe Acrobat Reader (use down facing arrow in upper right corner), completed, and emailed to psmith@maritime.edu. In addition to these forms you must also include a copy of  your passport (page with picture).  If you do not have a passport, you must send copies of EITHER your social security card OR your birth certificate AND a government issued ID like a driver's license.  Once all documents have been submitted, the student should view the available jobs listed below.  Contact the supervisor listed on the form to let them know that you are interested in working for them.  They will complete a Work Authorization Form and email it to psmith@maritime.edu.  Once all of your documentation is in place, the student and the supervisor will receive a Work Study Contract via email, letting the student know that s/he can begin working.  Students should not start working prior to receiving the contract, unless they want to consider that time volunteer time.

Student Data Form         I-9 Form             Direct Deposit Form   

              W-4 Form             M-4 Form      Sexual Harassment Form

 

STUDENTS WHO DID WORK STUDY LAST YEAR

The following forms must be downloaded with Adobe Acrobat Reader (use down facing arrow in upper right corner), completed, and emailed to psmith@maritime.edu.  Once all documents have been submitted, the student should view the available jobs listed below.  Contact the supervisor listed on the form to let them know that you are interested in working for them.  They will complete a Work Authorization Form and email it to psmith@maritime.edu.  Once all of your documentation is in place, the student and the supervisor will receive a Work Study Contract via email, letting the student know that s/he can begin working.  Students should not start working prior to receiving the contract, unless they want to consider that time volunteer time.

Student Data Form       Direct Deposit Form           W-4 Form      

          M-4 Form             Sexual Harassment Form          

 

JOB INFORMATION

The list of available jobs is constantly changing as job requests are submitted to our office.If you have spoken with a supervisor who wants to hire you and you do not see the job listed below, please have the supervisor contact Patty Smith in our office.

                          Available Jobs                            Electronic Paycheck Info

 

FOR SUPERVISORS

Anyone on campus who would like to hire one or more work study students must first submit a Job Request Form.  This form must be signed by both the person requesting the students as well as the department head.  Completed forms should be sent electronically to psmith@maritime.edu.  Students will contact you directly with interest in working for you.  Once the decision is made to hire the student, you should arrange a work schedule with the student and complete a Work Authorization Form.  The comleted form should be sent electronically to psmith@maritime.edu.  Once all paperwork is in order, the student and the supervisor will receive a Work Study Contract, permitting the student to start working.  Students can not begin working unitl you receive the contract.

Job Request Form                   Work Authorization Form