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Have you considered working on campus while you attend LSSU?   

Studies have shown that students who work while in college learn valuable time management skills and earn better grades than those who do not work.

Students who work on campus have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning a bi-weekly paycheck with an employer that understands student schedules and works around them.  Most students work 6-10 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during breaks.

There are two types of campus employment. 

Students are either hired for the Federal Work Study (FWS) program or as Departmental Employees (DPT).  Students who were offered Federal Work Study have received the offer because they qualified under the FWS program rules. 

The same jobs are available for students to apply for, under either employment category. The process for searching available jobs and applying for jobs is identical.

Have you been offered Federal Work Study (FWS) as part of your financial aid award? 

Students who were offered Federal Work Study have received the offer because they qualified under the FWS rules.  A FWS “offer” is not a guarantee of work.  When a student accepts FWS, it means that they can proceed to the next step and seek employment through the online student job board.

If you have NOT been offered Federal Work Study (FWS) as part of your financial aid award, you may apply for a Departmental Employee job. 

Students who do NOT qualify for Federal Work Study through their Financial Aid package may still be eligible to work on campus.  If Federal Work Study is not awarded as part of a Financial Aid package when a student enrolls, then they are automatically considered a departmental student if they want to seek employment on campus.

An “offer” is not a guarantee of work.

When you accept an offer of work, it means that you can proceed to the next step and seek employment through the student employment job board.

How do I find a job?

Go to the Human Resources web page at www.lssu.edu/hr/printableforms for more information.

All on-campus jobs can now be viewed and applied for under LSSU Student Employment Opportunities on the Student Tab within Anchor Access.

If you have Federal Work Study and are new to campus - View the New Hire Instructional PDF

If you have Federal Work Study and are a returning LSSU student, returning to the same job you had last year - View the Rehire Instructional PDF

If you will be a Departmental Student Worker and are new to campus - View the DPT New Hire Instructional PDF

If you will be a Departmental Student Worker and are a returning LSSU student, returning to the same job you had last year - View the DPT Rehire Instructional PDF

Please note: If you are an international student, you will not be able to apply for on-campus employment through the job board. On-campus employment for international students must be done through the Human Resources office due to the additional paperwork required by Federal law. Please contact the Human Resources office at 906-635-2213 or they are located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building.

Required Paperwork for working on campus

If you get a job, three documents will be required in order for you to be paid. You may complete them now, if you haven't already. Do NOT mail them to LSSU. While the W-4s can be received via mail, the I-9 MUST be hand delivered, (in-person, by the student) with the appropriate identifying documents. It is simplest if you deliver them all in person to the Human Resources Office at the same time.

  1. Federal W-4
  2. Michigan W-4
  3. I-9 (go to pages 7-8)
  4. Direct Deposit Authorization (optional)

How are employment funds paid?

After you have been hired, completed all required paperwork, and worked for a full pay period (two weeks), you will receive a paycheck for hours worked. If you prefer to receive the funds through a directed account, complete the Direct Deposit Authorization and return it to Human Resources.

 

 

 

 

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