Federal Work Study/University Employment
All hourly student jobs are posted in Workday. Please login, click on the "Careers" worklet and select Find Jobs for Students to begin applying.
Domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students may be employed through hourly student employment. Students must be matriculated in a Brandeis degree-granting program and enrolled at least half-time in classes to be eligible to work on-campus.
To obtain a job on campus, all students must be able to present original identification to the university that satisfies the requirements of Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification). Schedule an appointment to complete your I-9.
Appropriate forms of identification include a U.S. passport, an Alien Registration Card, a foreign passport with employment authorization or a driver's license with an original Social Security card or birth certificate.
Federal Work Study is a work program funded by Brandeis and the federal government. Students may work either at an on-campus department or office or at an approved off-campus community-service agency. The FWS allotment is not credited to the student’s account. Instead, students receive a weekly paycheck based upon actual hours worked. FWS awards are generally used toward indirect expenses such as books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal spending.
Although FWS earnings are taxable, any wages earned under the FWS program will be excluded from the student’s income when he or she is considered for financial aid for the following year. The Federal Work-Study allotment offered to a student represents the maximum gross earnings that they may receive. (In some cases, it may be possible to increase the amount of this allotment or to receive funding under the University Employment Program.) A student’s actual earnings will depend upon the availability of hours involved in any given position(s).
Although the Office of Student Financial Services provides students with listings of available positions on campus, it cannot guarantee employment. (Job listings can be viewed online via Workday.) It is the student’s responsibility to secure and maintain a position that will allow them to fulfill the work allocation. Any work allocation not earned by the end of the academic year will be forfeited.
University Employment is a work program funded entirely by the university. It is available to students who do not qualify for FWS funds. Students who are not awarded University Employment or FWS as part of their financial aid packages must wait until after Oct. 1 to seek employment. The University Employment allotment is not credited to the student’s account. Instead, students receive a weekly paycheck based on actual hours worked. A student's actual earnings will depend on the availability of hours involved in any given position.
Although the Office of Student Financial Services provides students with listings of available positions on campus, it cannot guarantee employment. (Job listings can be viewed online via Workday.) It is the student's responsibility to secure and maintain a position that will allow themeited.
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