Work Study

Student Employment

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a federal financial aid program designed to provide students opportunities to earn money necessary to meet educational expenses, while also gaining work experience on campus.

Student work study is a vital part of the Benedictine campus. Please read below for information on how to obtain a campus job. To view a listing of available work study opportunities, you must register on the website and create a profile in order to submit an application for any/all available work study positions.

How do I know if I am I eligible for Work Study?

The Federal government establishes the eligibility requirements. Work Study eligibility is based on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are eligible, Work Study will be included on your Official Financial Aid Award Letter found on your RavenZone account.

Please see a member of the Financial Aid Staff with additional questions about eligibility.

What if I am not eligible for Work Study, but still would like to work on campus?

Federally eligible Work Study students are given first priority. However, you may still apply for available positions on campus through the RavenZone Work Study Application.

In addition, Aramark, our campus dining services partner, hires students for a variety of positions regardless of Work Study eligibility. To apply, contact Katherine Striggow, Food Service Director, at Her office is located in the Dining Hall.

Do I get paid or is it a credit against my tuition?

Work Study is not a credit against your tuition. You must work to earn this funding.  You are paid twice a month via direct deposit and the funds are available for your personal expenses.

Am I guaranteed an on-campus job if I am eligible?

No, we cannot guarantee a job for every Work Study eligible student. Students are responsible for applying for positions and scheduling interviews with the supervisor.

How do I find a job?

Visit the RavenZone Work Study Application to view and apply for available positions on campus. In addition, Benedictine hosts a job fair the first full week of the fall semester. All departments and administrative offices are invited to attend the fair along with local employers.

Which departments hire Work Study students?

The following list of administrative offices and academic departments hire Work Study personnel. Keep in mind, however, that academic departments frequently reserve positions for sophomore through senior-level students who are majoring in those disciplines.

Academic Departments
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English
  • English as Second Language
  • Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science
  • History
  • Journalism & Mass Communications
  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Modern Foreign Languages & Classical Languages
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Psychological Sciences
  • School of Business
  • Sociology & Criminology
  • Theater Arts & Dance
  • Theology
Administrative Offices
  • Office of the Academic Dean
  • Office of Academic Records & Registration
  • Office of Admission
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • Office of the President
  • Office of Student Billing
  • Athletics
  • Alumni
  • Center for International Education
  • Central Mailing
  • Conferencing and Event
  • Information Technology
  • Institutional Advancement
  • Intramurals
  • Library
  • Loomings (Literary Magazine)
  • Mission & Ministry
  • Operations & Housekeeping
  • Raven Campus Store
  • Student Life
  • Student Success Center
  • Youth Outreach

You’ve been hired!

After you have been hired, you need to complete a new employee packet. New employee packets are available in the Business Office (St. Benedict Hall, 326 & 332).

The new employee packet includes the following:

  • Student Employment Eligibility Form
  • Form W-4: Federal Withholding
  • Form I-9: Employment Verification
    • As well as approved form(s) of Identification from the list on the back of the form
  • Form K-4: State of Kansas Withholding
  • Direct Deposit form with voided check

General Information about Student Employment:

  • Work Study positions are typically 3-5 hours per week and pay the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
  • Paychecks will be deposited directly into the checking account obtained from your voided check. Students are paid on a biweekly schedule.
  • Time sheets are maintained electronically within the ADP Payroll System. Students are responsible for entering their time worked. A supervisor must always verify the hours worked within the ADP Payroll System prior to payment. 

If you have questions about employment on campus, please contact the Office of Financial Aid, St. Benedict Hall, 218.