Types of Financial Aid
Grand View's work-study program allows eligible undergraduate or graduate students to earn up to the amount shown on the financial aid award letter at a part-time on-campus job. Awards are based on calculated need as determined by information provided on the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Need-based employment is funded by the federal work study program.
Typical Hours and Pay
Many students are eligible for on-campus employment as part of their financial aid package. Research indicates that working an average of 15 - 20 hours per week will not hinder academic performance and may in fact help promote success. For this reason, students employed in hourly paid positions will be limited to 20 hours per week during the academic year.
Employment awards generally range between $350 and $1,500 per year. The typical work-study position pays minimum wage. Pay is dependent upon hours worked and does not show as an automatic credit on your bill. Work-study payroll checks are issued by the Business Office on the 10th of the month, or the following Monday should the 10th fall on the weekend.
Finding a Position
The work-study award is not a guarantee of employment. Work-study jobs are posted electronically at https://myview.grandview.edu/campuslife/careercenter/JobListings/WorkStudyAndOnCampusEmployment/default.aspx. There is competition for on-campus jobs. You should review the jobs postings often and act quickly. When you find a position of interest, contact the campus employer to arrange an interview. You may be required to complete a personal data form to detail past experiences, skills and hours available to work. The Career Center staff is available for counsel on appropriate dress and interviewing skills.
Once You're Hired…
All first time student employees must complete the necessary paperwork (I-9 & W-4) in the Career Center. Students may NOT under any circumstances begin work without completing this documentation.
You are responsible for establishing a work schedule with your supervisor so that you can earn the total amount of your work award. It is not possible for Grand View to make up any award that you do not earn. In some cases, you may replace your work-study award with Federal Stafford Loan eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss this option.