Sinclair offers students part-time employment in Regular Wage or Federal Work-Study opportunities. Regular Student Employment is available to any eligible student. Students must have a Federal Work Study award to apply for work study positions. Students who do not have a Federal Work Study award may contact a financial aid representative to see if they qualify.
Working on campus will not only provide income; it will foster responsibility, encourage you to budget your time wisely, and offer opportunities for learning and skill development. Students who choose to work on campus appreciate the convenience of job locations and the opportunity to become better acquainted with faculty and staff. They also like the fact that college employers are understanding and flexible about academic demands.
Federal Work-Study is a federal financial aid program based on need determined from information you provide on the FAFSA. Many departments prefer to hire work-study students since the employee's wage is drawn from federal funds.
Note: Federal work-study earnings are not credited to your Student Bursar account. For more information, please visit the Federal work study page.
Regular wage employment is for students who want to work on campus but who are not eligible for federal work-study.
|Comparison of Federal Work-Study and Regular Wage Employment|
|Type||Federal Work-Study Program||Regular Wage Employment
|How much do I earn per hour?||$8.30/hour||$8.30/hour|
|Who is eligible?||Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens demonstrating finanancial need (as determined by the FAFSA)||Any student eligible to work in the U.S.|
|Application Process||(1) Submit FAFSA, (2) Check award letter for eligibility, (3) View job postings, (4) Apply directly to campus department, or submit application to Financial Aid & Scholarships for off-campus organizations||(1) View job postings, (2) Apply directly to campus department|
|Enrollment Requirements||Must be seeking a Title IV eligible program and be enrolled in at least 6 Title IV credit hours (audits do not count)||Must have a declared program of study (either degree or certificate) and be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours|
|Work Hours||Students cannot work more than 20 hours per week.||Students cannot work more than 20 hours per week|
|SAP Requirements||Must meet all SAP requirements||N/A|
|When do I get paid?||Pay checks are distributed via direct deposit on the 15th and 30/31st of the month||Pay checks are distributed via direct deposit on the 15th and 30/31st of the month|
Student employment is "at will". In other words, student employees are free to quit whenever they wish and the college is not restricted from terminating a student employee at any time as well. Hiring managers should submit the HR Action Form to the Human Resources office.