Student Employment Information

What is Work-study?

Work-study is a financial aid award. If you have submitted a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the academic year and "Federal Work-Study" is listed on your award letter, you may apply for work-study employment on campus. You can earn up to the amount of work-study awarded.

The work-study award does not guarantee a job on campus; you need to apply for jobs and complete the hiring process involved. A work schedule is developed with your employer to best fit your class schedule, possibility including nights and weekends.

A paycheck is disbursed to the student (by direct deposit) every two weeks for the hours worked. All Student Employees access their earning statements and W-2’s at the My UW System portal: https://my.wisconsin.edu from any computer with internet connection.

What is State Payroll?

State Payroll is the other form of on-campus employment. Any enrolled, degree-seeking student can work in a state payroll position, even if awarded financial aid. FAFSA submittal is not required to pursue this type of position. A work schedule is developed with your employer to best fit your class schedule, possibly including nights and weekends.

A paycheck is disbursed to the student (by direct deposit) every two weeks for the hours worked. All Student Employees access their earning statements and W-2’s at the My UW System portal: https://my.wisconsin.edu from any computer with internet connection.

Application

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 Digital Campus-Wide Job Application Form [PDF]
 
Make sure you have the appropriate contact information for the employer you are applying to. Please do not send applications to the Financial Aid Office unless you are applying for a job with the Financial Aid Office (as stated on the job listings page).