Student employment

Another way to defray the cost of attending Mount Ida College and simultaneously get work experience – quite possibly in your major – is to apply for a work-study position on campus. We offer two programs: Federal work-study and Mount Ida work-study. Both programs offer the opportunity to work up to 10 hours per week and may not exceed your work award as outlined in your award letter.

Unlike other financial aid awards, this one does not automatically reduce your tuition charges. Instead, you must work to earn the amount of your award each semester. You may apply this money to your tuition bill or use it for other expenses. Work-study awards range from $1,000 to $2,000 per academic year and are paid bi-weekly per designated hourly rates. Work-study awards do not require repayment. Any unearned funds will be removed from your award and not replaced with grant assistance.

To be considered for either program, you must file a FAFSA annually.

Federal work-study

Other important information to know about the federal work-study program:

  • Funded by federal government
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need
  • Part-time employment up to a maximum of 10 hours
  • I-9 and W-4 form must be completed and submitted to Human Resources
  • Contract completed and submitted to F.A.
  • FAFSA required annually to be considered
  • Funding is limited and subject to availability
  • Work-study is not credited to your tuition account as these are funds that you earn by hours worked

Mount Ida work-study

  • Funded by Mount Ida College
  • For students who do not qualify for federal work-study program but demonstrate financial need as defined by the College
  • Funds limited and subject to availability
  • Part-time employment up to a maximum of 10 hours
  • I-9 and W-4 form must be completed and submitted to Human Resources
  • Contract completed and submitted to F.A.
  • Work-study is not credited to your tuition account as these are funds that you earn by hours worked