Want a little extra money in your pocket? The Work-Study Program at Mansfield University can help you do just that. Work-study is a type of financial aid that allows you to earn money to assist with education expenses, gain valuable work experience (possibly in your field or major) and work with faculty, staff and administration.
Who is Eligible for Work-Study Employment?
Work-study is available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree.
There are two separate work-study programs: Federal, which is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, and Institutional, which is available to all students regardless of need.
In order to qualify for work-study employment, you must meet the following criteria:
Once the FAFSA has been reviewed and you are found eligible, you will receive a work-study eligibility award on your financial aid award notice. If you did not indicate your interest in work-study on the FAFSA, you can add your name to the work-study waitlist link on the new site by logging into My Mansfield and clicking on the work-study link. You will choose "I am not eligible for work-study, please add me to the waiting list!". You will also need to indicate your major and a phone number where you can be reached. The Financial Aid office will review your work-study eligibility and send you an email indicating our determination.
Student Work-Study Procedures
If work-study has been included as a part of your financial aid package from Mansfield and you are interested in participating in this program, review the information below. It will give you valuable information about how to find employment, and hiring procedures.
Step 1. How do you find a work-study job?
Various departments on campus post work-study job openings at the beginning of each semester. You are responsible for obtaining your own position by applying in person to the individual departments that have openings. The Financial Aid Office does not guarantee employment or place students in positions. Check the online work-study job listings for available positions for the current semester. Please check the postings regularly to see if new jobs have been added.
Generally, positions on-campus allow students to work a maximum of six hours per week at the Pennsylvania state minimum wage. Due to limited funding, not all students who are eligible for work-study will be hired.
Step 2. What is the hiring process?
*Departments have the discretion to hire students who they believe best meet the needs of the job.
Step 3. How do you get paid?
Work-study is NOT automatically applied toward your charges for the academic year. That means your tuition bill will not reflect any money you receive from your work-study job. Instead, you will receive a bi-weekly paycheck that can be used to offset your educational expenses.
If you are participating in the Work-Study Program for the first time, you must:
Once you have turned in the necessary paperwork, you will receive an MU Student Employment (SE-1) Form in which you will be required to read, date, and sign and return to the Financial Aid Office in 231 South Hall.
IMPORTANT: You may not begin working until all the steps above have been properly completed and you receive an email indicating that you can begin working. Failure to do so may result in the termination of your employment.
If you have any questions regarding the Work-Study Program, contact the Financial Aid Office at 570-662-4418 or stop by 231 South Hall.
Mansfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Financial Aid Office reaffirms the University's commitment to the policy that there will be no discrimination against any individual in educational or employment opportunities because of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.