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  • Home / Cost & Aid / Financial Aid / Federal Work Study

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    Federal Work Study

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    Federal Work Study 

    Federal Work Study (FWS) is a campus-based, federally funded employment program that provides paid jobs for students with financial need.

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    Work Study is designed to help students meet educational expenses, while encouraging community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

    Work Study Positions

    Ursuline Guiding Arrows

    Ursuline Guiding Arrows (UGA) students are responsible for guiding tours through campus, aiding in office tasks, and being advocates for all things Ursuline!

    Admission R.I.N.G.E.R.S.

    R.I.N.G.E.R.S. stands for Recruiting Indecisive Nearly Graduated Exceptionally Remarkable Students. Students in this position play an important role of the Admission Office by making phone calls during the evening to prospective students regarding recruitment events, visiting campus, and more.

    Admissions Overnight Host

    These students host prospective students during their overnight stay on campus. Overnight hosts must live on campus.

    Art Therapy Department Assistant

    This position is responsible for printing and collating materials for classes, supporting instructor needs on D2L, promoting departmental events and activities, supporting U-EartH activities, helping create and hang displays, data entry and other duties. Position will collaborate with Art Therapy Studio Assistant, ATC Graduate Program Studio Assistant, and Marketing Department, under the direction of the art therapy faculty supervisor.

    Art Therapy Studio Assistant

    This position is responsible for art therapy studio upkeep, including keeping supplies stocked, clean and well organized. The position is also responsible for preparing supplies for undergraduate classes and putting together displays as requested.

    Athletic Training Room Assistant

    This position is responsible for game-day set up and take down, assisting with office work and filing, as well as with cleaning and organizing the training room.

    Audio Visual Student Assistant

    This position assists with equipment setup for events and video recording, organizes equipment in the Audio Visual Department, assists faculty and students with equipment and locating material, and fills in for the Audio Visual Assistant as needed.

    Biology Laboratory Assistant

    This position prepares before and cleans up after labs, maintains supplies and inventories, washes lab ware and operates the dishwasher, and more.

    Chemistry Department Administrative Assistant

    The job involves administrative tasks such as typing, copying, scanning, filing, scheduling, and printing.It may also include setting out and putting away supplies for science lab classes, assisting with general housekeeping, and creating displays for the display case and bulletin boards.

    Off-site Tutor - Seasonal

    This position is part-time and operates seasonally from September through May. Homework Center tutors work up to 10 hours per week, 2.5 hours daily from 4-6:30 pm., Monday through Thursday. This position operates under the direct supervision of a professional educator who is charge of the Homework Center and will guide and support tutors in all aspects of the position.

    Student Reference Assistant (SRA)

    This position works in the Library to provide customer service, assist patrons in finding books and other research resources, shelve books, and assist with other library processes as needed.

    Service Desk Dispatcher

    This position is responsible for helping customers (students, faculty, staff) with any IT related questions and directing them to the correct resource to get assistance if needed. The Dispatcher is also responsible for loggings, monitoring, and routing service and incident requests to the proper personal.

    Title IX Assistant

    The Title IX assistant works with the Director of Compliance/Title IX Coordinator to educate the campus community about Title IX regulations and the College’s Sexual Misconduct and Harassment and Discrimination policies.

    Transfer Recruitment Assistant

    The assistant will support the efforts in the recruitment of qualified prospective students to Ursuline College and assist with the follow-up correspondence from community college visits and transfer college fairs.

    Test Proctor

    This position is in the URSA Office (Ursuline Resources for Success in Academics). Proctors sit with and monitor one or more students taking their tests.


    This position is in the URSA Office (Ursuline Resources for Success in Academics). A tutor’s job is to help fellow students better understand their course content, materials, and assignments.

    Ursuline Studies Program Assistant

    This position assists instructors and students with electronic preparation of Pathfinder Research Projects and navigation and use of D2L. The position also helps with promoting the program and additional duties as delegated by Core Curriculum Director.

    Work Study FAQs

    How do I become eligible for work-study?
    The first step to becoming eligible is filling out the FAFSA application. Only students that are citizens or resident aliens can receive Federal Work-Study. Students must demonstrate financial need as calculated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Am I required to participate in the Federal Work Study Program if it has been awarded?
    No, students are not obligated to participate in the student employment program.

    Are Federal Work-Study Jobs on campus or off campus?
    Work study positions are available both on and off Campus. If you work on campus you will be working for Ursuline College. There are also positions available off campus, participating in various community service positions.

    How many hours am I allowed to work?
    Students cannot work more than 20 hours per week during regular academic terms. The 20 hours includes a combination of all positions you hold on campus. During breaks between semesters, students can work up to 40 hours per week, but never more than 40 hours in a week.

    What is the pay rate for Work Study positions?
    Current pay rates range from $8.30 per hour to $10.00 per hour depending on the position.

    How do I find a Federal Work Study position?
    Available positions are listed above. You will need pick up your Federal Work-Study Application and Certification form from One-Stop (located in Mullen 203). Once you have found a job that you are interested in, you will contact the employer directly to apply. You will bring the Application and Certification form back to One-Stop once your supervisor has completed the bottom portion.

    In addition, you will also need to complete the necessary payroll forms before you begin working. You will get these tax forms from One-Stop as well. View all relevant Work Study forms on MyUrsuline.