Federal Work Study

The list of available jobs is constantly changing as job requests are submitted to our office.If you have spoken with a supervisor who wants to hire you and you do not see the job listed below, please have the supervisor contact Patty Smith in our office.

Available Jobs
Electronic Paycheck Information
Work Study Manual for Students

 

Federal Work Study provides jobs to students who have financial need to help them pay for their out of pocket educational expenses. There are numerous on campus jobs that pay $13.50 per hour.  Community service work study jobs are available off campus, at a pay rate of up to $15 an hour. Students can earn up to their award amount over the academic year.  Most students will work, on average, 5-10 hours per week.  Work study students receive payment through direct deposit and can use this money for any out of pocket expenses that they may have.

Work Study is available throughout the academic year.  If a student is awarded work study, an email is sent to the student in the early August with step by step instructions.  In order to fill out the required paperwork, students need to bring their passport, bank account number, and routing number. If the student does not have a passport, a driver’s license plus an original social security card or birth certificate will also be acceptable. 

Federal Work Study is the only financial aid award that can not be applied directly to the student's bill at MMA.  Work study is meant to assist the student with any out of pocket expenses that the student may have during the academic year.  As such, the student will submit a timesheet each week for hours actually worked, and will receive payment (via direct deposit to the student's own bank account) every other week.  If a student does not secure a job, or does not actually work, the student does not receive any pay.

Under no circumstances should a student work during any scheduled class time, even if that class is released early or cancelled for any reason.  Students who submit work study timesheets with hours that conflict with their official class schedule as shown on college records, will not be paid for those hours.  The student may also lose the privilege to work on campus moving forward.  To ensure that students are not working during scheduled class and/or ship maintenance time, students are required to attached a copy of their class schedule to each timesheet prior to submitting it to the Payroll Office.  Any timesheet that shows a conflict will be returned to the supervisor for correction.

Work study is a type of financial aid and is based on the information that you provide when filing the FAFSA.  If you qualify for Federal Work Study, you will see it as part of your financial aid offer.  If you're not sure, you should log into the Self Service Portal and follow the link for Financial Aid.  Once on the Financial Aid section, using the drop down menu at the top, you can either select "My Awards' or "Offer Letter".  If you see Federal Work Study listed, then you can participate in the program (as long as you accepted the offer).

NEW STUDENTS WHO HAVE NEVER DONE WORK STUDY AT MMA
 

The following forms must be downloaded with Adobe Acrobat Reader (use down facing arrow in upper right corner), completed, and emailed to ckedski@maritime.edu. In addition to these forms you must also include a copy of  your passport (page with picture).  If you do not have a passport, you must send copies of EITHER your social security card OR your birth certificate AND a government issued ID like a driver's license.  Once all documents have been submitted, the student should view the available jobs listed below.  Contact the supervisor listed on the form to let them know that you are interested in working for them.  They will complete a Work Authorization Form and email it to ckedski@maritime.edu.  Once all of your documentation is in place, the student and the supervisor will receive a Work Study Contract via email, letting the student know that s/he can begin working.  Students should not start working prior to receiving the contract, unless they want to consider that time voluntary.

STUDENTS WHO DID WORK STUDY LAST YEAR
 

The following forms must be downloaded with Adobe Acrobat Reader (use down facing arrow in upper right corner), completed, and emailed to ckedski@maritime.edu.  Once all documents have been submitted, the student should view the available jobs listed below.  Contact the supervisor listed on the form to let them know that you are interested in working for them.  They will complete a Work Authorization Form and email it to ckedski@maritime.edu.  Once all of your documentation is in place, the student and the supervisor will receive a Work Study Contract via email, letting the student know that s/he can begin working.  Students should not start working prior to receiving the contract, unless they want to consider that time volunteer time.