Steps for Securing an On-campus Student Employee Position

  • (Or, “How Can I Get a Job Around Here?”) *

    1. Confirm if you have a Federal Work Study Award prior to beginning employment. Instructions for viewing your FWS are as follows:
      1. Log into MyIUP at using your IUP network account (your four-character user ID).
      2. Click on the Finances page.
      3. In the Financial Aid section, click current next to Award Letters.
      4. In the section of the award letter that shows your financial aid eligibility, look for Federal Work Study. Make sure there is a dollar amount listed beside it.If you have any questions about your FWS Award (or any other financial aid awards), please contact the Financial Aid Office in Clark Hall, 724-357-2218. 
    2. Review the positions posted in the binder in Pratt 302, and online at the Student Employment Program. Most positions posted will require FWS, but some will not be restricted to students with Federal Work Study awards. These positions will be advertised as University Employment (UE) or State Work Study. Jobs are posted as we receive them in our office, so check back frequently if you don’t see something you’d like.
    3. If you are interested in a particular position, contact the person in the department listed on the posting and let them know you would like to interview for the position.
    4. If you wish, you can fill out a Student Employment Application form. The information entered will be kept on file for review by IUP staff and faculty should a student employment opportunity become available. Submitting this form does not guarantee employment, but is used to facilitate the process. The Career and Professional Development Center provides a referral service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers or applicants.
    5. Once you have secured a position, you will be asked to fill out a Profile Sheet by the department in which you obtained a position.
    6. Take this form to Payroll Services in G8 Sutton Hall within three days of hire/job change. This form also allows you to select Direct Deposit of your check.
    7. Students being placed on the payroll for the first time must present their Social Security card and photo I.D., as well as fill out a Form I-9 and W4.
    8. Undergraduate students cannot work or be paid for more than twenty-five (25) hours per week while attending classes.
    9. Graduate students cannot exceed forty (40) hours per week.
    10. International students cannot work or be paid for more than twenty (20) hours per week while attending classes (international students are not eligible for FWS positions).
    11. Students cannot work or be paid for more than forty (40) hours per week when not attending classes.
    12. Once employed, you will receive a regular paycheck every two weeks. In other words, your pay will not automatically go toward your tuition or books.

    *Please be aware that having a Federal Work Study award does not guarantee that you will obtain an on-campus student employment position. On-campus positions are limited, so you may want to consider checking out the off-campus job postings, as most jobs in that category are within an easy walk or bus ride from campus.