Utilizing Your Work-Study Award
Work-Study is a financial aid program that offers hourly employment to students. As an employment program, students are paid for the hours they work.
It is not necessary for students to have secured a job before or immediately upon arriving on campus. Work-Study jobs are available throughout the year. Students must apply for the position and be hired by the employer. Most available jobs are listed on Jobnet; however, students with specific employment interests may want to contact an employer directly. To view Work-Study jobs on Jobnet, the student will need a Work-Study code (password) that can be found on their award notification, available on ISIS (click on Student Records, then Award Notification). A variety of on- and off-campus employers attend the Student Job Fair to interview students and accept job applications. Some employers will hire students the day of the fair.
Employers will require verification of a student's Work-Study award during the job interview. Students may print a copy of their award information from ISIS (click Student Records, then Award Notification).
Work-Study employment dates for the 2013-2014 academic year are August 18, 2013 through May 24, 2014. Students may apply for and accept a Work-Study job at any time, but may not begin working before August 18, 2013.
Student hourly work limitations are established by State of Iowa Law. Students may work a maximum number of 20 hours per week during the academic year. However, students may work a maximum of 40 hours per week during Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks and over the summer.
Our Payment System web page provides an explanation of the documents required and the process.
Students are paid biweekly according to the Payroll Biweekly Schedule.
For additional information on resources available to students regarding their payroll information, view ISIS & Self Service Human Resource Access for Students.
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