About the Student Employment Office
The Student Employment Office oversees all aspects of on-campus student employment and off-campus community service. The Office of Student Employment is located in the Great Hall, Room 322, 732-263-5706. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are undergraduate matriculated students must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible to work on campus. Monmouth University’s policy on student employment grants preferential hiring status to students eligible for Federal Work Study award
- What is Federal Work Study and how is it awarded?
- What kinds of positions are available?
- What is Federal Work Study Community Service?
- How may a student with a Federal Work Study award find a job?
- How may a student who does not have Federal Work Study find a job?
- What other duties does the Student Employment Office perform?
All current and prospective student employees should be familiar with the various policies and procedures affecting student employment. A copy of the Student Employment Handbook outlining all policies and procedures may be obtained upon request from the Office of Student Employment. Student workers and supervisors may view the Payroll Schedule 2022-2023 Information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its related confidentiality agreement is viewable for student employees.
NOTE: Student employees may work a maximum of 26 hours per week during the summer months and winter and spring breaks.
What is Federal Work Study and how is it awarded?
The Federal Work Study (FWS) program provides funding for work on-campus in University departments and work in non-profit community service agencies off-campus. The FWS program is designed to promote access to employment, which helps students meet educational expenses. The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for awarding FWS, which is determined mainly from the Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA). A Federal Work Study award means that the department for which a student works pays only 25% to 30% of the hourly wage and the government pays the rest.
On-campus positions are available in many of the academic and administrative departments. Departments that hire students include Athletics, the University Store, Information Support, Residential Life, and Tutoring and Writing Services. As of January 2023, most positions pay $14.13 per hour.
Students with Federal Work Study may also use their award to work at off-campus community service agencies such as Family & Children’s Jersey Shore Arts Center, the Mental Health Association, the America Reads and America Counts tutoring programs, as well as numerous other locations. Working either on or off campus provides the opportunity to interact with future employers, obtain references, meet University staff and other students, have fun, and make a difference! Search find a job on JobX by OFF- CAMPUS FWS JOBS
Log onto JobX (job posting site). This site is updated continuously with student employment opportunities. You simply follow the steps as stated below.
- Find jobs on the JobX system by searching ON-CAMPUS FWS jobs , OFF-CAMPUS FWS and / or STUDENT HELP jobs!
- Apply & Interview
- Once selected, accept the job offer
- Complete the online Employment Packet & I-9 paperwork and present original ID’s to the Student Employment Office in Bey Hall room 127.
- Complete all required training associated with the position (including TimesheetX, Emergency Action Training, and Preventing Sexual Harassment Training & any additional training required based upon your job responsibilities).
- Begin Working!
According to Monmouth University’s policy on student employment, all student positions at the University are to be filled by those individuals awarded Federal Work Study. There is only one exception to this policy. Non-FWS students may fill positions only when a FWS student can not meet all the valid requirements of the position. All efforts to refer a qualified FWS student must first be exhausted. Students seeking a job on campus who do not have FWS are welcome to search JobX for ON-CAMPUS STUDENT HELP jobs . In the event an on-campus position cannot be filled with a FWS student, student help students may be offered employment. Eligible students seeking off-campus employment may also view part-time job listings, through JobX.
In addition to processing all student time sheets and stipends, the Student Employment Office maintains employment records and supporting legal documents, and conducts training sessions for students and supervisors. The office also sponsors a number of exciting annual events including Student Employee Appreciation Week and Student and Supervisor of the Year Programs.