Work Study Programs

Work Study Programs

The Work Study Program

The Federal Work Study Program provides students with an opportunity to work in order to help meet their educational expenses. Eligibility is determined by the Student Aid Report. On- and off-campus employment includes clerical, library, reading tutors, maintenance, cleaning, and recreational services.

What is the difference between Federal Work Study and regular on-campus employment?
Work study is a federal program that provides funds to the school for the student's employment. A student may be employed on the campus even though he or she has not been awarded work study.

How is eligibility for Work Study determined?
First priority for federal work study is given to students who have the highest need according to the federal calculation. Because funds are limited, students who apply early will be considered first for work study funds.

Am I guaranteed a job if I have been awarded Work Study?
No, it is the responsibility of the student to secure a job. The Work Study award is not a guarantee of employment.

How do I find out about available on-campus jobs?
The best place to look for Federal Work-Study Jobs is on our campus job search online database.

If you have a MYSNU account, simply go to the LINKS tab and click on the JOB/CAREER SEARCH link. 

If you do not have a MYSNU account, go to HireSNUstudents.com and click the to right button labeled " Employment Opportunities". You can also click this link and it will take you there: www.collegecentral.com/snu

Once there, follow these simple steps:

•  Click the Students Icon; then the link for Log In at Student Central

•  Enter your SNU Student ID as your Access ID

•  Enter "ineedajob" as the password and then click GO

(NOTE:  If the job site does not recognize you as a user, click the option that reads, "Register Now" and create an account using your SNU Student ID as your Access ID and create your own password.)

 Then, from your homepage, click "Search for Jobs/Opportunities Posted to My School".  Enter criteria specific to the type of job you are looking for on the search form (in this case-choose On Campus in the Job Location field), then click Begin Search.

In order to find Federal Work-Study Jobs, you will need to look for jobs that list “Southern Nazarene University” in the ORGANIZATION column.

(NOTE: You can use the same database to search for part-time or full-time jobs, temporary or summer jobs, or even internships).

There are typically not an abundance of on-campus jobs posted during the summer because many staff and faculty are busy with their summer plans and are not thinking about what student employment needs they will have for next year. Jobs typically get posted as the school year gets closer.  Employers usually wait to list their opening until one week before school starts.

If you still haven’t found a job before the NSI (New Student Institute) Fair in August, please visit the Student Employment tent and pick up a sheet of currently open positions.

Also, at the beginning of each academic year, the SNU Career Services & Student Employment Office conducts a job fair for students seeking employment. This Job Fair is for both work study and non-work study students.

If you still have not found employment or have any more questions, please contact Chris Peterson, the Director of our Career Services and Student Development Office at cpeterso@snu.edu or give him a call at 405-491-6684. 

Can I apply my work study wages directly to my school bill?
Yes, in order to do so, please ask either the payroll office or the cashier for a “payroll deduct” form.

What happens to the work study award on my financial aid award letter if I don’t work on campus?
The work study award will be removed from your financial aid award letter.