About Student Employment & Federal Work Study
The Financial Aid Office coordinates employment opportunities available to students on campus. We do not offer a job placement service; students must find and apply for jobs themselves. We do have some job listings for you to check.
Our office is located in 208 Blow Memorial Hall. Anyone with questions may contact Cathy Jacobs at [[cmjacobs01]] or (757) 221-7799. All positions on this website are intended for full-time classified students attending The College of William & Mary. Some positions are limited to federal work-study (FWS) recipients only.
On campus positions pay minimum wage ($7.25 per hour), unless otherwise specified.
Students are limited to 20 hours per week during the academic period and 40 hours per week during all breaks. Employment procedures originate with the hiring department, and applications are processed by the Financial Aid Office. To ensure prompt processing of your employment forms, bring all necessary forms of identification with you to campus. These documents include the social security card, birth certificate, or passport which will be verified by the hiring department before beginning employment.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based program awarded as part of your financial aid package. Priority is given to FWS recipients in filling posted on campus positions. Although your award indicates a dollar limit, the maximum that you earn is dependent upon the department's budget. FWS is a financing option that helps to curtail the costs incurred while in school.
If you did not receive Federal Work-Study as part of your financial aid award, you do NOT have it.
The Financial Aid Office is working to make student employment at the College an enjoyable experience.
Many of your questions about applying for a job or hiring students for jobs can be answered by reading one of our handbooks:
For students: Student Employment Fact Sheet (pdf)