Federal Work Study is a federally subsidized program awarded to students based on financial needs. Students must apply for financial aid to determine eligibility. The amount of your work study award will denepend on your financial need. This program allows the students to earn money to help pay education expenses.
Workship is an institutionally funded program awarded to students based on their skills and the campus student work needs. This program, which assists students who do not qualify for Federal Work Study funds, but express a desire to work on campus, is subject to limited funding levels and budget decisions made by Executive Management.
This program was introduced to Columbia College in 1993. The purpose of the Community Service Program is to encourage and enable students to participate in off-campus employment that will complement their educational goals and to develop jobs that service low-income families. Students must be eligible for Federal Workstudy to participate in this program.
Yes, but it would be the student’s responsibility to contact the business. These jobs are e-mailed to students as they become available to the SEO.
You must contact Financial Aid to find out about your FWS eligibility.
You should fill out an online “Employment Application”. When jobs become available, the SPA will notify you by email.
Choose “Employment Application” on the Student Employment left menu, fill it out and submit it online . The application will be kept on file for 4 months.
No. Work study money goes to students.
That depends on your work study eligibility. The average is 5 hrs per week.
No, student workers are paid monthly based on the hours they work.
No, they are part time positions that help students with minor education expenses while they are at school.
You can contact Student Payroll Administrator (SPA) using the “Contact Us” button on the Student Employment pages.
The office is located in Allison Building on the 3rd floor, Room 305.
If you are a new student worker, you must complete various employment forms with at the SEO before your Student Employment Acknowledgment (SEA) is issued. If you are a returning student, the SEA will be issued and sent to your supervisor where then you and the supervisor have to sign it and return it to the SPA.
It is a written document to make you aware of several important pieces of information. It has to be signed by you and your supervisor in order for you to begin work on or off campus. It is issued only for workstudy and workship students. While it is sometimes referred to as a “contract”, it is not an employment contract, but an acknowledgment that you have received the information.
You have to email SPA @ firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting.
You must bring your original SS Card and drivers license/ID card (issued by the state) to the meeting.
You will not be able to work until the SEO receives the necessary documents.
Students’ payday is the second Wednesday of each month.
You will find them on Koala Connection after you become a student worker.
Contact the SPA for more information.
Columbia College uses online timecard system. Instructions will be emailed to you when you become a student worker.
Go to FORMS and choose “How to use, access, and FINALIZE online timecard?”.
Timesheets are due by 3:00 PM on the first of each month.
Your timesheet must be finalized by you and submitted by your supervisor.
You will not be paid until the next month’s payroll.
Yes, you can. The form may be picked up at the SEO in Allison (305) or you may go to the “Forms” page on the student employment pages. We recommend direct deposit to everyone receiving a paycheck.
No, but with DD your pay will be available to you in your bank account the morning of the payday.
You will need a complete Direct Deposit form (downloaded from the “Forms” page on the student employment pages) and provide a VOID check or a letter from your bank stating your account information.
You must notify the SEO as soon as possible.
Your check should be in your campus mailbox around noon on the payday.