Work-study is a job. Payment of work-study funds comes in the form of a paycheck, but only if a student secures a job and works the hours. Effective with the fall 2010 semester the rate of pay for all work-study students is $7.75 per hour.
At Buffalo State College if a student is awarded work-study that gives them permission to search for a job. The job listings database is usually available one week before the start of a semester.
Once a student secures a job it is important that they complete the required employment paperwork, submit time cards per the payroll schedule and succeed in performing the job requirements to the supervisor's satisfaction.
Open Job Listings - closed for fall semester
Use the Federal Work Study Calculator to aid you in determining:
- the average number of hours per week a student should work
- the total number of hours already worked in the semester
- how many hours remain to be worked in the semester
- the semester earnings to date
Students interested in a job who are not work-study eligible or want to persue other options for employment should visit the
Career Development Center in Grover Cleveland 306.
Once a supervisor offers you a position they will give you an appointment form which you must submit to the Financial Aid Office. If you did not work on campus in the previous academic year you will also need to print out and complete the forms listed below. You cannot begin working until all the required paperwork has been submitted to the Financial Aid Office.
All work-study students must submit:
New work-study students must also submit the following documents:
- Federal W-4
- NY State IT-2104
- NY State IT-2104-E (only for students who reside in New York City and Yonkers)
- NY State Employees' Retirement System Membership form
- Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) (pdf)
The I-9 requires that you show proof of eligibility to work in the US. This is done most often by showing a social security card, birth certificate or passport. Photocopies are not acceptable. The original document must be shown prior to beginning work. For further details on what documents can meet this requirement review the last page of the I-9 form (above), columns A and C. Section 1 must be completed by the student. Section 2 must be completed by the supervisor.
All work-study students should have the Conditions of Student Employment form on file in the department in which they are employed.
Note: Summer Work-Study - Due to funding cuts the summer work-study program has been indefinitely terminated. Students interested in securing summer employment should consult with the Career Development Center in GC 306.