Information for Students

One way of assisting with the cost of higher education is through student employment. Jobs are available through two programs: The on-campus Federal Work-Study Program and the off-campus Community Service Federal Work-Study Program.

Federal Work Study (FWS) - Work Schedule

To ensure that work schedules do not interfere with academic performance it is strongly recommended that students who work in On-Campus Federal Work-Study Jobs work no more than 12 hours per week during the academic year. Students are permitted to work during hours that do not conflict with their class schedules.  

*Students must take an unpaid break of at least one-half (1/2) hour if a daily shift exceeds 6 hours.*

Community Service Program - Work Schedule 

The Community Service Program is an option for eligible students in the FWS program. Students may be employed in services off-campus which can enhance their educational program. They are designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to community needs. Students may work 20 hours per week during the academic year and 25 hours per week during breaks and holidays if funds are available. The Office of Student Employment is housed in the Financial Aid Office in Morrison Hall, the telephone number is x2186 and email is Stu-Employment@wpunj.edu 

Handbook

Download the Student Employment Handbook for policies and procedures. Students must read the Handbook before completing hiring paperwork; your are required to print and sign the Student Employment Agreement Form found at the end of the handbook acknowledging that you have read the handbook.