Work-Study

Wilson College provides part-time employment opportunities for students during the academic year in many different positions. Work sites may be related to a student's major such as in the Fitness Center, chemistry lab, or Equestrian Center. Other students may work in the library, tutor other students or provide literacy programs within the community.  Students work 8-10 hours per week. The work schedule is often flexible and can be arranged around the student's classes.  Students will be paid at the end of each month for hours worked.

Students annually must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicate on the form that there is an interest in participating in the work-study program. All student workers will attend a session just before classes begin to receive information about all the available work sites and payroll forms.

The priority deadline for consideration is April 30 since funds are limited.   Funds may run out before this date so students should complete the FAFSA early.

On-Campus Work Opportunities:

  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)–Federally funded on-campus work program for students who demonstrate financial need.  Students who prefer not to work through the FWS program, or who wish to work fewer than ten hours per week, may be able to borrow additional money through one of the loan programs.
  • Institutional  Work-Study (IWS) –On-campus jobs provided to students not eligible to work under the FWS program, such as international students and those who do not qualify for need-based aid.
  • State Work-Study Program (SWSP) –Full-time students from Pennsylvania who receive a PHEAA Grant may be eligible for campus employment through the SWSP.  Summer employment opportunities may also be available for students.  Students must complete an additional SWSP application which is available in the Financial Aid Office.