Financial Aid & Scholarships:
Work Study Program
After an interview
If a student has not heard from the department within a week of the interview (or the deadline specified by the department), the student should call the department to see if a decision has been made.
Supervisors will complete a Student Work Authorization Form indicating the student(s) they wish to hire and forward the requisition to the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will have final say over all work study placements.
If a student is not hired by the department, the student should contact the Financial Aid Office to inquire of other work study openings.
If hired, students without prior work placement at York College will need to complete a W-4 for federal and state withholding, an I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification), and a payroll authorization form. Documentation of identity and employment eligibility will need to be provided. Most common documents provided by students are a valid driver’s license and social security card, but a certified birth certificate or passport are also acceptable. Original documents must be presented. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for other acceptable documents (402-363-5625).
Students will not be able to work until they have completed all necessary paperwork. Once all required documents are on file in the Financial Aid Office, students will be given an approval slip to give to their supervisor that states they are eligible to begin work.
Types of Employment
There are many types of student jobs available including office/clerical support jobs in academic and administrative offices, tutors, lab assistants, faculty assistants, general maintenance and grounds keeping, housekeeping, food service, postal clerks, library desk attendants, light and sound technicians, drama and music assistants, assisting the athletic trainer, running concessions, intramural refereeing, and recruiting.
All students are eligible for any position on campus, whether Federal Work Study or Institutional Work Study is awarded. Students are paid per hour on a monthly pay schedule. Student positions are not eligible for college benefits.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a program provided by the federal government that assists York College to employ students based on their financial aid eligibility. Financial Aid will determine the award, and the student will be notified in an award letter. Jobs in the library, tutoring department, and as reading specialists may be filled by Federal Work Study students only.
Institutional Work Study
Students who do not qualify for Federal Work Study are considered Institutional Work Study students. Institutional work study students may not apply for jobs designated as Federal Work Study positions.
Please note: The work study award amount reflected on the Financial Aid award letter is not applied directly to your charges in the Student Accounts Office. Students must work in order to receive work study funds on a monthly basis. Unfortunately, awarded eligibility does not guarantee a student a job. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for a work study job (excluding international students). All work study positions are on campus. International students are not eligible for Federal Work Study, but may be eligible for Institutional Work Study.