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Work Study Step 2

  1. The department must notify Financial Aid of their interest to hire you.  They must email us with your name, N# and the name of the department you will be working.
  2. You must come to the Financial Aid office and complete the necessary paperwork:
    • Federal Work-study Student Employment Authorization form - This form must be completed by the student, the Financial Aid office, the department that hires you and finally brought to Human Resources with your original Social Security Card and an official form of photo ID. 
    • Federal Work-study Program Contract - Responsibilities of a student employee.
    • Privacy Statement - Agreement not to disclose any information you may have access to on the job.

Not until the above required forms are completed and returned to the Financial Aid office will you be allowed to begin work.

If you are receiving unemployment benefits and are also employed in the Federal Work Study (FWS) program, you must notify your local unemployment office that you are working in the FWS program.  The New York State Department of Labor considers it willful misrepresentation to collect unemployment benefits without revealing that you are also receiving FWS.