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Work Study Program


bagsWant 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:

  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate you are interested in work-study.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.
  • Be enrolled at Mansfield at least half-time.

help wantedOnce the FAFSA has been reviewed, if eligible for Federal work-study, you will receive a work-study eligibility award on your financial aid award notice, the Shopping Sheet. If you did not indicate your interest in work-study on the FAFSA or even if you were not eligible for Federal work-study, you may still apply for a work-study position on the work-study website by logging into your My Mansfield account and clicking on the work-study link. You can choose from the list of jobs available and apply online.

Student Work-Study Procedures

If 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.

studentStep 1. How do you find a work-study job?

Various departments on campus post work-study job openings at the beginning of each semester on the work-study website. You are responsible for obtaining your own position by applying online to any departments that have openings. Student Registration and Financial Services 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?

  • Log on to your My Mansfield account at my.mansfield.edu and click on the Work-study link to get started
  • You should see a list of available work-study positions. If you are interested in a particular position, click on the green plus sign green plus sign to view more details. If you would like to apply for a position, click "Request Application." The applications you request will appear under your 'Applications/Status' section.

  • Click on the link to retrieve the application. You may complete the employment application online. You may also print a copy for your own records if you would like.
  • The application is automatically emailed to the work-study supervisor for the position you applied for. he/she will contact you for an interview if your qualifications and schedule match what the department is looking for.
  • If you are hired, you will receive an email asking you to fill out a Student Employment form online also.

*Departments have the discretion to hire students who they believe best meet the needs of the job.

Step 3. How do you get paid?money

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:

  • Complete all necessary payroll forms.
  • Take your completed forms to the Student Registration and Financial Services (located at 224 South Hall) immediately to prevent any delay in your employment. You must provide identification in order to complete your new hire paperwork.  Please see the list of forms provided with your Student Work-Study Payroll Forms.
  • Read Work-Study Do’s and Don’ts also found on the new web-site to familiarize yourself with Mansfield University’s Work-Study policies. It will be assumed that you read and agreed to these prior to your acceptance into the work-study program.

Once you have turned in the necessary paperwork, you will receive an MU Student Employment (SE-1) Form electronically.

IMPORTANTYou 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 Student Registration and Financial Services at 570-662-4418 or stop by 224 South Hall.

Mansfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Student Registration and Financial Services 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.