Things to Know
When you are hired for an on-campus position you become a member of a team that depends on you.
Your Work Award
Your work award amount is set for an academic year. Therefore, your award should be earned during both semesters and not within a few months. If your work award is only for one semester, it should be earned during that one semester.
If you were awarded a work award of $3,100, for example, that is the maximum you can earn for all on-campus jobs. Once you have earned the amount of your work award, you must stop working. Thus it is important that you keep track of your earnings so that you do not exhaust your work award before the end of the academic year.
Use our Work Study Calculator to plan your work schedule with your supervisor. It is important that you set up a work schedule with your supervisor that compliments your class schedule and your supervisor's needs.
Students may only work a maximum of 15 hours per week for all on-campus jobs combined. This limit has been established by the College to ensure that students primarily focus on their studies.
On a case-by-case basis students may appeal to increase their total work hours to 20 hours per week. An appeal letter must be written to Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Barbara Avery, and Director of Financial Aid, Maureen McRae Goldberg. If your appeal is approved, you will be notified by the Dean of Students Office.
If you are working multiple jobs, you and your supervisors are required to keep track of your earnings to ensure you do not exhaust your work award AND do not work more than 15 hours per week while classes are in session.
Students accepted into the Study Abroad program will be subject to a reduction in work study. For example, an award of $3,100 for the academic year will be reduced to $0 for the semester you are abroad and to $1,550 for the semester you are on-campus. You will not have your year's work award available in one semester.
- Submit your timesheets on time.
- Report to work promptly and ready to begin work.
- Notify your supervisor as soon as possible and no later than the beginning of the scheduled work shift when you are unable to work.
- Consider the department's needs as well as your own when requesting time off.
- Demonstrate cooperative and positive work behaviors.
- Refrain from conducting personal business during work hours.
- Perform your work in a satisfactory manner.
- Mailing Address:
Financial Aid Office
1600 Campus Road F-35
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
Arthur G. Coons
- Phone: (323) 259-2548
- Fax: (323) 341-4961
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