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 work-study and part-time employment opportunities.

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

Federal Work-Study Program »

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.

Presbyterian College Work Program »

Students are also able to work part-time under the PC Work Program. The PC Work 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. PC work-study is considered part-time employment; therefore, the wages earned are taxed.

Direct all work-study related questions to the Financial Aid Office at 864.833.8288.

Requirements for Students

First-time work-study students should complete the following forms to participate in Federal Work-Study or the PC Work Program:

  • Work-Study Application
  • I-9 Form
  • W-4 Form
  • Student Employment Authorization Form

(Returning work-study students should also complete this form.)

These forms can be found in the work-study 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 work-study student complete the Student Employment Authorization Form each academic year. Students must complete one form for each position employed.
  • Read the PC Work Study Handbook for specific details about hiring and supervising student employees