There are basically three different types of student employment at UMFK: Federal Work Study, University Work Study and campus department paidemployment.
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded financial aid program which provides employment opportunities for students who need money to meet educational expenses. Work-Study is awarded as part of your overall financial aid package and is also intended to broaden the range of worthwhile job opportunities for qualified students.
A limited number of federal work-study positions are available during the academic year. If you would like to request a work-study position, we recommend that you complete and submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to the processor as soon as possible after January 1st. To be considered for work-study from one year to the next, the appropriate FAFSA application must be filed every year. If you are eligible for this type of work-study, a financial aid award letter will be sent to you stating the amount of work-study earnings you are eligible to receive.
The University Work-Study Program (UWS) is an on campus work program with limited (university) funding. Students who are not eligible for the federal work-study program can be considered for this program.
Students interested in this type of program are asked to complete a University Work-Study Application available online and in the Student Employment/Human Resources office. University work-study employment may be offered and/or considered according to: availability of funds, a student's knowledge and/or skills, if a student is being requested by an approved department, and a student's application date.
Campus Department Employment funding is limited. It may be offered to students with special skills and/or a level of knowledge needed by a department. The department is required to have sufficient funding available to pay student employees. A student is usually asked to work for a department by someone from the department. (This type of employment is not considered work-study.) Approval is required by the VP of Administration.
Students requesting summer work-study must be registered for (UMFK) the current summer classes and/or the upcoming fall semester to be considered for summer work-study. Continuing students requesting summer work-study are usually given first consideration.