Students are eligible to work part-time on campus in a variety of different settings.

Working on campus can provide valuable career experience in addition to helping to offset education expenses. The Financial Aid Office partners with various departments and offices on campus to support students looking for student employment opportunities through two programs Federal Work-Study and College Work-Study.

Please email us at workstudy@presby.edu for any matters concerning the Work-Study Program.

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Students who are employed and paid under the Federal Work-Study Program must demonstrate financial need by having completed the FAFSA. Anticipated earnings are not applied to student accounts. Rather, students are paid by check monthly and are paid a wage per hour based on the position responsibilities.

A Federal Work-Study award does not mean that you are guaranteed a certain amount of earnings, but that you may earn up to a specific total for the academic year. A Federal Work-Study award does not mean that you are “guaranteed” a job for the entire academic year. Other factors are used to determine the period of time a student is eligible to work, i.e. budget restraints, federal allocation, the number of students with need, student’s unmet need, etc. Students who work off campus could be asked to stop working earlier than the end of the semester because of some of these circumstances.

Students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study on their financial aid award will be notified during the summer of additional information required to secure a job. Federal Work-Study is considered part-time employment; therefore, the wages earned are taxed.

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Students are also able to work part-time under the College Work-Study Program. The College Work-Study Program is administered in much the same way as the Federal Work-Study Program with the exception that the students do not have to demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA. All students are paid by check monthly and are paid a wage based on the position responsibilities.  College Work-Study is considered part-time employment; therefore, the wages earned are taxed.

Direct all student employment related questions to the Financial Aid Office at 864.833.8288.

Requirements for Students

First-time student employees should complete the following forms to participate in Federal Work-Study or the College Work-Study:

  • Student Employment Agreement
  • I-9 Form
  • W-4 Form
  • Student Employment Authorization Form (Complete after hired)

(Returning student employees should also complete this form.)

These forms can be found in the student employment section of Forms.
Return these forms to the Financial Aid Office in Smith Administration Building.

Requirements for Supervisors

Steps for hiring a student worker:

  • Students must not begin working until they have completed all paperwork for student employment through the Financial Aid Office. We participate in EVerify which requires that we verify the individual through the e-verification process within three working days of being hired for pay.
  • You and each student employee complete the Student Employment Authorization Form each academic year. Students must complete one form for each position employed.
  • Read the PC Student Employment Handbook for specific details about hiring and supervising student employees

Q:  How do I find a job?

A: Go to our Student Employment Step-by-Step.  From here, you will find information on contacting departments, logging into our job search website, and more!

Q:  What is Federal Work-Study?

A: Federal Work-Study is part of your financial aid package.  It is awarded based on your financial need as reported in your FAFSA. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for questions regarding your eligibility at 864-833-8288 or by emailing them from your presby.edu account at workstudy@presby.edu.

Q:  I don’t have Federal Work-Study, how do I get it?

A: There are a number of reasons why you may not have been awarded Federal Work-Study.  Financial Aid can look at your account and provide you with more information at 864-833-8288.

Q: Why didn’t I get Federal Work-Study?

A: There are a number of reasons why you may not have been awarded Federal Work-Study.  Financial Aid can look at your account and provide you with more information at 864-833-8288.

Q:  With Student Employment, how do I get paid?

A: Students are paid monthly in a paycheck that is direct deposited into your bank account or a paper check placed in their student mail boxes. Pay day is the last working day of the month for students.

Q:  Are the wages I earn applied straight to my bill?

A: Funds earned cannot be applied directly to your bill without your consistent. If you would like to have your wages earned applied to your bill you can come into the Office of Financial Aid and sign a Work-Study Contract.

Q:  I don’t have Federal Work-Study, can I work on campus?

A: Yes!  We post both Federal work-study positions, as well as College work-study positions on the Tartan Network (See How do I find a job?).

Q:  With Federal or College Work-Study, do I get assigned a job?

A: No, you are responsible for finding your own student employment position.

Q:  I found a job!  What do I do now?

A: You will fill out an employment authorization form with your new employer.  These are filled out every time you get a new job – OR if you are staying in the same position the next academic year. Payroll paperwork must be filled out in the Office of Financial Aid. This consists of the W-4 form, the Federal I-9, the Student Employment Agreement, and the Direct Deposit form.

YOU MUST HAVE TWO valid forms of identification to complete the I-9.  We accept a passport as both forms.  If you do not have a passport we will accept a photo id (e.g., driver’s license, PC Student ID card) BUT IN ADDITION you must also have either your birth certificate or social security card.  We DO NOT ACCEPT any copies, faxes, or expired documents. Here is a list of I-9 Acceptable Documentation!

Q:  I don’t have my passport, social security card, or birth certificate!  What do I do?

A: You will need to get the appropriate forms of identification to present to us.  If you can’t travel home to get them – we suggest using a photo id (PC Student ID Card, etc.) and having your social security card or birth certificate sent in a certified mailing.

Q:  Where’s my check?

A: Checks are direct deposited into the bank account you provided with your payroll paperwork.  If your check has not been deposited there, it is possible that it has been issued as a paper check, check your student mailbox.

Q:  How many hours can I work?

A: Students can work up to 20 hours a week during the academic year. The average number of hours a student is approved to work will be included in their job approval email they are sent once their paperwork is processed.

FAQs

How do I find a job?

Go to our Student Employment Step-by-Step. From here, you will find information on contacting departments, logging into our job search website, and more!

What is Federal Work-Study?

Federal Work-Study is part of your financial aid package.  It is awarded based on your financial need as reported in your FAFSA. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for questions regarding your eligibility at 864-833-8288 or by emailing them from your presby.edu account at workstudy@presby.edu.

I don’t have Federal Work-Study, how do I get it?

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 864-833-8288. If you are eligible a Federal Work-Study Award can be added to your financial aid package.

Why didn’t I get Federal Work-Study?

There are a number of reasons why you may not have been awarded Federal Work-Study. Financial Aid can look at your account and provide you with more information at 864-833-8288.

With Student Employment, how do I get paid?

Students are paid monthly in a paycheck that is direct deposited into your bank account or a paper check placed in their student mail boxes. Pay day is the last working day of the month for students.

Are the wages I earn applied straight to my bill?

Funds earned cannot be applied directly to your bill without your consistent. If you would like to have your wages earned applied to your bill you can come into the Office of Financial Aid and sign a Work-Study Contract.

I don’t have Federal Work-Study, can I work on campus?

Yes!  We post both Federal work-study positions, as well as College work-study positions on the Tartan Network (See How do I find a job?).

With Federal or College Work-Study, do I get assigned a job?

No, you are responsible for finding your own student employment position.

I found a job! What do I do now?

You will fill out an employment authorization form with your new employer.  These are filled out every time you get a new job – OR if you are staying in the same position the next academic year. Payroll paperwork must be filled out in the Office of Financial Aid. This consists of the W-4 form, the Federal I-9, the Student Employment Agreement, and the Direct Deposit form.

YOU MUST HAVE TWO valid forms of identification to complete the I-9.  We accept a passport as both forms.  If you do not have a passport we will accept a photo id (e.g., driver’s license, PC Student ID card) BUT IN ADDITION you must also have either your birth certificate or social security card.  We DO NOT ACCEPT any copies, faxes, or expired documents. Here is a list of I-9 Acceptable Documentation!

I don’t have my passport, social security card, or birth certificate! What do I do?

You will need to get the appropriate forms of identification to present to us.  If you can’t travel home to get them – we suggest using a photo id (PC Student ID Card, etc.) and having your social security card or birth certificate sent in a certified mailing.

Where’s my check?

Checks are direct deposited into the bank account you provided with your payroll paperwork.  If your check has not been deposited there, it is possible that it has been issued as a paper check, check your student mailbox.

How many hours can I work?

Students can work up to 20 hours a week during the academic year. The average number of hours a student is approved to work will be included in their job approval email they are sent once their paperwork is processed.