Federal Work-Study Guidelines
Students interested in a work-study award must apply each year by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The resulting federal need analysis determines eligibility for work-study. Please remember the FAFSA cannot be completed prior to January 1. Hartwick College requires its completion by May 1 for the upcoming award year.
If you receive a work-study award as part of your award notification letter from the Financial Aid and Affordability Office, the award is the maximum amount that may be earned during the specified award period. Awards are subject to revision (increase or decrease) due to changes in a student's situation and/or availability of funds.
Job listings may be viewed on our Web site through our Work-Study Job Board. The student is responsible for contacting the employer directly. As part of the hire/rehire process, each student will be given a Hartwick College Work-Study Authorization Form that will be used to authorize employment.
- A work-study award does not guarantee employment.
- Obtain employment within 30 days of the start of the semester.
- Complete the Work-Study Authorization Form and any necessary tax forms prior to beginning work.
- Maintain at least half-time enrollment.
- Maintain minimum GPA of 2.0.
- Maintain accurate records of hours worked and submit time cards.
- Monitor earnings so as not to exceed work-study award.