Working while going to school is not a choice for everyone, but working on campus is helpful in terms of dollars and cents and for campus involvement outside of the classroom. Many jobs are available through either the federal work study program or our campus employment' program.
To qualify for work study, you must complete the FAFSA (see No. 1) before the April 1 deadline. Be sure to indicate that you are interested in student employment on your FAFSA. You must also show financial "need" which is also determined by completing the FAFSA. You are paid $7.25 an hour and work 10 hours a week during the Fall and Spring semesters, and your schedule is flexible which allows you to work around your classes. Beginning July 15, all open jobs for the 2015-2016 academic year can be found online at: upj.pitt.edu/WSJobs
The University does not place you in a job, nor does it guarantee employment. Seek out the job that interests you and make contact with the supervisor listed. These jobs fill quickly, so we suggest that you contact supervisors early. While you may apply for multiple jobs, you can be hired for only one job. Once hired, you must complete payroll paperwork to be placed on the University's payroll system so that you receive a monthly paycheck. Full-time and part-time positions are available during the summer.
You do not need to complete a FAFSA in order to be considered for campus employment. Individual departments pay for your wages out of their operating budget; therefore, the number of hours and the wage rate is determined by each individual department that is hiring students. Most of the campus employment positions are posted by the individual departments.