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The following are some of our most frequently-asked questions regarding Student Employment at Brockport:
- How can I tell if I qualify for Federal Work-Study?
- How do I find a job?
- When are jobs available?
- How do I get started?
- Wages and Payment
- Use of Federal Work-Study Funds for Community Service
- Use of Federal Work-Study Funds in the Event of a Major Disaster
Federal Work-Study is a form of student financial aid. You may view your financial aid by signing on to Web Banner and going to the Financial Aid menu.
If Work-Study is in your financial aid package and you have "accepted" it, you may now apply for Work-Study jobs. Other students who have not been awarded Work-Study should apply for Non-Work-Study jobs.
All jobs are advertised on Eagle Connect powered by Handshake, an online database of on-campus, off-campus, internships, and full and part-time jobs.
See also BASC jobs site. BASC runs our dining services and is one of largest employers on campus.
Choose those jobs of interest and contact the employer to interview for the job. Remember that you will be competing with other students for a limited number of jobs.
There is no central application form - you must contact each of the individual postings to apply. Most employers will set up an interview, but some may ask for a résumé or an application form. Be patient if you do not hear right away; supervisors must consider many applicants with varying qualifications and schedules.
All students applying for jobs are categorized as Work-Study eligible or non-Work Study eligible. How can I tell which I am?
If you apply for financial aid and you check off that you are interested, you are automatically considered for a form of aid called Federal Work-Study. If eligible, a dollar amount will appear on your financial aid letter. Work-Study provides an opportunity to work and earn up to the amount of your “award.” Since we offer Work-Study to only a few hundred students and have a comparable number of jobs, Work-Study is desirable to use- finding a job is almost a sure thing. We do have a limited amount of work-study funding to offer students, so it is important to apply early for financial aid.
Two-thirds of the students hired each year do not receive Work-Study. If you are in this category, visit Eagle Connect for a listing of non-Work-Study jobs. Remember that, since any Brockport student is eligible to apply, jobs are competitive.
We advertise jobs continuously. Most campus departments begin hiring in the summer and continue hiring into the fall semester, but many begin advertising in the spring for fall openings. These supervisors will be interviewing and hiring as candidates apply. The best jobs fill first. Jobs are posted and filled year-round, so if you are not successful at first, be persistent. Check often and ask us for suggestions.
Did you just get hired? Please complete the following steps to ensure you are eligible to work:
Visit Student Employment in Rakov 101
Complete Required Paperwork
Work-Study eligible students who have not completed their work authorization at Student Employment by October 1 will be assumed to be not interested and have the Work-Study award canceled.
Provide Required Documents
- Must prove personal identity & eligibilty
- Documents MUST BE ORIGINAL. We cannot accept photocopies, faxes or expired versions
- Documents will be used to complete I-9 & tax forms required by federal & state law. Students CANNOT begin working until these forms are complete.
- View the List of Acceptable Documents
Graduate students All student employment options are open to graduate students. In addition, graduate students may qualify for teaching or research graduate assistantships. Information about these positions is available from your major department, and on Eagle Connect.
International students have additional requirements and limitations.
All campus jobs pay at least the Federal minimum wage. We operate evaluation and wage-step processes, so it is possible to earn more based on performance and longevity. Most jobs schedule eight to 12 hours per week. Working more than 20 hours per week may hurt grades, so we normally restrict students employed on campus to no more than 20 hours per week.
Students get a paycheck every two weeks; those students receiving Federal Work-Study are required to use money for educational related expenses. We encourage direct deposit of your paycheck for on-campus jobs. This ensures you can receive paychecks over semester breaks and in a timely fashion. Direct deposit forms are available online, or you can pick one up at Payroll (Allen Administration Building, 4th floor) or Student Employment (Rakov Center, Room 101).
Students receiving Work-Study or being paid through temporary service are able to get their first paycheck direct deposited into their bank account if the direct deposit form is returned promptly after they are hired. Note: Those students who are employed by the Brockport Auxiliary Service Corporation (BASC) and are paid through temporary service will have their first paycheck issued to them directly. This is a policy established by the BASC Payroll Office. Once that first check has been received all others will be direct deposited into your bank account if the appropriate forms have been filled out and submitted. Student employees may sign up for direct deposit at anytime during the academic year.
This requirement promotes the employment of Federal Work-Study students in community service activities and provides an opportunity for an institution to meet the seven percent community service expenditure requirement. This would include students employed in projects that teach civics in schools, raise awareness of government functions or resources or increase civic participation.
An institution located in any area affected by a major disaster may make Federal Work-Study payments for educational costs to disaster-affected students for the period of time (not to exceed the award period) in which the students were prevented from fulfilling their Federal Work-Study obligations. To qualify for these payments disaster-affected students must be unable to be reassigned to other Federal Work-Study jobs by the institution after the occurrence of the major disaster and must be unable to fulfill his or her Federal Work-Study obligation for all or part of the Federal Work-Study award period. The amount paid to the student must be an amount equal to or less than the amount of Federal Work-Study wages the student would have been paid had the student been able to complete the work obligation necessary to receive funds.
A major disaster must be declared by the President of the United States. The counties or parishes covered by the President's declaration are provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).