A valuable source of aid for many Mount Ida College students is the ability to work on campus during the academic year. Awards come in two forms, Federal Work-Study and Mount Ida Work-Study.
The two programs allow students to secure on campus employment. Students are permitted to work up to 10 hours per week and may not exceed their work award as outlined on their financial aid award letter. Unlike other financial aid awards, these awards do not automatically reduce tuition charges. Recipients must work to earn the amount of their award each semester. Money earned may be applied to a student's bill, or used for living expenses. Awards for Work-Study range from approximately $1,000 to $2,000 per academic year, and are paid out at designated hourly rates on a bi-weekly basis. Work awards do not require repayment of any kind.
The advantages to working on campus are numerous. Studies have shown that working while in school helps a student feel connected to the College and improves their time management skills. Students may also have the opportunity to work in their field, an important first step toward entering the job market. Students are required to complete the FAFSA annually to be considered.
This fund is funding from the federal government and Mount Ida College. It provides part-time employment opportunities to students who demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA. Students are required to complete the necessary paperwork with the payroll office including an I-9 and W-4 form before they can begin working. Federal Work-Study is not credited to the student’s tuition account rather they are paid bi-weekly for hours worked. Students are only allowed to work a maximum of 10 hours per week. Federal Work-Study earnings can be excluded from the student’s income when filing the FAFSA in subsequent years. Students are required to complete the FAFSA annually to be considered. This fund is limited and awards are subject to availability and eligibility criteria.
Mount Ida Work-Study
Mount Ida College recognizes that students who do not qualify for traditional Federal Work-Study may want to hold jobs on campus. These students are given the opportunity to find jobs by utilizing the Mount Ida Work-Study funds. This fund is limited and awards are subject to availability and eligibility criteria.
1. Find a job!
Jobs can be found by reviewing the Electronic Job Board on the Campus Employment Opportunities page, or speaking directly with an office of interest to inquire about available positions.
2. Review the Student Employment Handbook
3. Complete a Student Employment Contract for each job, every academic year.
4. If you are new to the Work-Study Program please complete the following forms for Payroll & return them to the Payroll Office located on the first floor of Holbrook Hall.
A list of acceptable documents for filling out tax forms with Payroll is available here. You must bring originals, no photo copies will be accepted.
5. Present your approved contract to your supervisor.
A completed contract with student, supervisor, Financial Aid, and Payroll signatures must be presented to your supervisor, prior to commencing work. If you are not able to present this, you are not authorized to work on campus until Payroll and/or Financial Aid requirements have been met.
6. Arrange hours with your supervisor and begin working!
Your weekly allocation of hours can be found on your contract. Arrange hours with your supervisor and jointly monitor the hours worked so that the allocation is not exceeded. If you obtain two jobs the combined hours between both jobs cannot exceed your allocation.
7. Submit timesheets on a biweekly basis.
Payroll information can be found here.
If for any reason you need to change jobs throughout the academic year please complete the Change of Job Form
For additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-928-4785.