• Yager Bell Tower, Hartwick College
  • A Hartwick professor helping out a student.
  • Hartwick students walking outside of the Johnstone Science Center
  • Yager Hall, Hartwick College

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a need-based program that encourages students to work on campus to help pay their college expenses. Jobs may vary from office work during weekday hours to staffing The Yager Museum, Foreman Gallery, fitness center, and other specialized areas on evenings and weekends. A $2,000 work-study award converts to about 9 hours per week. Work hours may depend on your class schedule.

Students receive biweekly paychecks and the rate of pay is usually minimum wage. Approximately $600 of the work-study award should be targeted toward payment of the student's bill. Work-study earnings are also intended to cover miscellaneous expenses, such as books and supplies for classes, and work-study earnings should be used to cover these expenses as well. Students may arrange with the Office of Student Accounts to have a portion of their earnings applied to their bill.

Before you are permitted to begin a work-study job, the Student Payroll Office requires the completion of certain forms. To learn more about these forms and the payroll process, follow this link: Student Payroll

You can learn more about jobs on campus at the Work-Study Job Board where we keep an up to date list of job openings.

Refer to Work-Study Guidelines for additional information.