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SUNY Oswego offers a variety of part-time on-campus jobs to provide students the opportunity to earn money during the school year to make college more affordable. All students are eligible for SUNY Oswego work study jobs, while a limited number of students are eligible for the Federal Work Study (FWS) award. To help pay for the costs of graduate school, grad students may apply for graduate assistantships throughout campus. Our job list indicates locations where students find jobs on campus. If the job is currently filled, use the listing to apply for future openings.

Federal Work Study is a limited fund that not all students are eligible for. To be considered for a federal work study position you must:

  • be a current student

  • have a federal work study award on your 2015-2016 Award Notice.

  • maintain full-time status (12 credit hours undergraduate, 9 credit hours graduate).

 If you aren’t sure about your status, go to myOswego, select the Financial Aid tab and click on My Award Information. If you are eligible, accept the award on myOswego. You will receive an email from the Financial Aid Office in August that will give you additional instructions and the times you can attend a mandatory meeting to complete the necessary paperwork.

Hours

Federal Work Study students have a maximum amount they can earn during the academic year, and will be on the FWS Authorization each student receives. Students typically work 4 to 10 hours per week, and may not work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session. Payroll is processed by the Student Employment Office.

Authorization

Federal Work Study student employees require an Authorization from the Student Employment Office. This document will be given to you once you have completed all necessary payroll paperwork and are eligible to be interviewed for a job position. FWS employees should not begin working until the authorization is completed and returned, and will not be paid until the authorization is complete.

Federal Work Study timesheet

FWS Timesheets must be completed biweekly in blue or black ink. Time worked should be completed as instructed on the reverse side of the timesheet, and then signed and dated by both the student employee and their supervisor. If a timesheet is received late, the student's paycheck will be delayed. Late timesheets are processed with the next payroll, two weeks later, your pay will be delayed until then.

Completed timesheets must be returned to the Student Employment Office in a sealed envelope, signed by the Supervisor over the sealed flap, by 3 pm on Friday.

Termination

Federal Work Study employees may be terminated from their jobs when they have

  • earned their full award
  • withdraw from school
  • receive additional financial aid
  • at the end of the school year/term during which they are enrolled
  • upon request from the departmental supervisor

Wages and paychecks

  • Students begin employment at the current federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher, our current starting hourly rate is $8.75
  • Paychecks are issued bi-weekly on Thursdays, as listed on the Payroll Calendar.  

Students may pick up their paychecks in the Student Accounts Office, 408 Culkin, or have them direct deposited to an account of their choice.

Even if you aren’t receiving federal work study, many opportunities for employment on campus exist. To be considered for on campus jobs, you must maintain full-time status (12 credit hours undergraduate, 9 credit hours graduate).

  • Auxiliary Services: This on-campus independent, not-for-profit corporation hires more than 650 student employees. To apply, fill out an application

  • Residence Life and Housing: You can live and work on campus with positions including resident assistants, desk attendants, recycling technicians and computer technicians.

  • Campus Life: Many opportunities exist for helping with a variety of campus activities, from building managers to customer service to intramural supervisors or assistants to lifeguards and much more.

  • Campus Technology Services: With technology a key component of college life, CTS hires for a range of student employees working with the Help Desk, telecommunication, computer labs, networking and instructional support.

  • Penfield Library: Our student assistants  work in all areas of the library, both public and non-public service areas, including Check- Out and Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Government Documents, Special Collections, and Administration.

 

Timesheets

Contact the Payroll Office, 409 Culkin Hall for forms and instructions


Wages and paychecks

  • Students begin employment at the current federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher, our current starting hourly rate is $8.

  • Raises are given at the discretion of the department.

  • Paychecks are issued bi-weekly on Thursdays, as listed on the Payroll Calendar.  

Students may pick up their paychecks in the Student Accounts Office, 408 Culkin, or have them direct deposited to an account of their choice.

 

Graduate Assistantships are available in many departments and offices throughout campus. Each position can give you an opportunity to gain practical work experience that complements your academic goals. Most assistantships offer both a stipend and a tuition scholarship, while some may only offer tuition. You must be a graduate student in order to apply to an assistantship.

The college’s Graduate Assistantship Board offers new and forthcoming job postings, and instructions to apply for each position.