Point Park offers many Federal Work-Study jobs that provide work experience to full-time students. Under the program, the government provides compensation for students who work within the University. According to the Federal Work-Study Program Student Guidelines Handbook, in order to be considered for Work-Study employment, a student must:
1. Demonstrate a financial need.
2. Be enrolled for at least 12 credits (full-time) and maintain good academic standing.
3. Complete a FAFSA form each year to maintain eligibility.
How to obtain a Federal Work-Study position
New FWS Employees:
Any interested students who will be new to Point Park University's Federal Work Study Program must take a tutorial on Blackboard in order to learn about the program, the application process, obtain the tax forms and view the job directory. The tutorial will be available on Blackboard on January 9th at the earliest and only students that are eligible will be authorized to view. Another option is to take the tutorial manually in the Human Resources Office located on the 7th Floor of Frontier Hall. If you are hired by a University department, you must show proof of citizenship before you begin to work. You should bring two original forms of identification with you.
Returning FWS Employees:
Students who have worked in the FWS Program at Point Park before must pick up a packet from the Human Resources Office located on the 7th floor of Frontier Hall on First Avenue. A new application must be completed each academic year whether a student is new or returning in order to update the student's information and process for payroll. If a student transfers to a new department during the academic year, then an application must be completed and employment must be approved prior to starting employment.
Federal Work-Study is not guaranteed employment and jobs are limited. If you are not eligible or if work-study employment does not meet your needs or schedule, another option is to contact the Career Development office for information on off-campus employment.
Examples of Typical Federal Work-Study Jobs:
- Clerical Assistant positions in various departments
- Exercise Floor Attendant in the student center
- Laboratory Assistant for Natural Science and Engineering Technology
- Laborer, Usher, and Box Office Assistant at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
- Tour guide in the Admissions Office
- Library Assistant
If you want to apply for Federal Work-Study, check your eligibility, or pick up a copy of the Federal Work Study Program Student Handbook, please see Joan Dristas, Student Employment Coordinator, Human Resources office (705 Frontier Hall). Office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact Joan at (412) 392-4782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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