There are many types of student jobs available including:
- Office/Clerical jobs
- Lab assistants
- Faculty assistants
- General maintenance
- Food service
- Postal clerks
- Library desk attendants
- Light and sound technicians
- Drama and music assistants
- Athletic trainer assistant
- Athletic game day operations
- Intramural refereeing
A completed York University Work-study Application must be on file in the Financial
Aid Office at York University to receive Federal or Institutional Work-Study. Applications
will be accepted until August 15. They will then be forwarded on to the various departments
Supervisors may contact students to arrange interviews once school begins. Preferences
for jobs will be based on financial need. A job will be assigned to the eligible students
as funds allow on a first come first serve basis.
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.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the supervisor and arrange a work schedule
during the first few days of school. If this is not done before September 10, the
student’s work-study will be cancelled and the job will be assigned to someone else.
If the student cannot locate the supervisor, please contact the Financial Aid Office
for assistance. If you cannot arrange a satisfactory work schedule with your supervisor,
you must have your supervisor write to the Financial Aid Office and explain the problem.
If hired, students 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:
Original documents must be presented. 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.
- Valid driver’s license
- Social security card
- Birth certificate
Please check this website for a list of acceptable documents.
Once work has begun, changes are not allowed. If the student is not satisfied with
his/her assignment, the student may terminate working at any time. Please show courtesy
by notifying the supervisor ahead of time if situations arise which will prohibit
the student from being at work. If the supervisor is not satisfied with job performance,
a formal complaint may be filed with the Financial Aid Office explaining the details
of the situation. When a complaint is filed, it is our procedure to discuss the problem
with both the student and the supervisor. Hopefully, the matter can be resolved. If,
however, a second complaint is filed later, your work-study will be cancelled. Once
this happens, no new job assignment will be made.