We hope this will help guide you as you work through the Student Employment Process at West Liberty University.
Federal Work-StudyThe Federal Work-Study program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This is a work program that enables undergraduates and graduate students to work part-time while enrolled in school. Work-Study funds are not applied to institutional charges. Compensation is received in the form of a paycheck (direct deposit) every two weeks.
How to receive Work-Study?Federal work-study is awarded based on the FAFSA completion date and an answer of "yes" to the "Are you interested in being considered for work-study?" question on the FAFSA. It is awarded on a first come first serve basis. It is important to complete your FAFSA early. Finally, in order to be eligible, the student must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA and other financial aid and scholarships.
How to accept your work-study
If you have been awarded work-study funds, you will need to notify the Financial Aid Office that you accept your award.
First-time Freshmen - Please return your Estimated Award Letter you received in the mail, signed, accepting the available financial aid.
Returning Students - Please log into your WINS account to accept your available work-study funds. For additional information on accepting your award online please visit Accepting Your Award Online.
Note: Accepting your work-study is not your application for employment.
Work-Study WaitlistIf you did not receive work-study funds on your initial financial aid award letter, you may contact Amy Whipkey at [email protected] to be placed on the waitlist. Should you be awarded work-study at that point, you will be contacted by email with your next steps.
Personal Services - Not Work Study EligibleNot all of our student employment positions at WLU are federal-work study required. Our Personal Services positions are not based on results from the FAFSA. Please follow the student hiring procedures through NEOGOV to be considered for one these positions.
Applying and Getting Hired!
NEOGOV - Employment Postings
Please visit NEOGOV - our hiring site - to search for available WLU Student Positions.
First time users will have to create an account. Please be sure to use an email address that you check often, as that is often how our hiring managers communicate.
There is no limit to how many positions you can apply for, just be sure to apply for "WLU Student Positions."
After ApplyingAfter you have applied, hiring managers will review applications. They will contact all students that they are interested in hiring. Some positions may require an interview/in person meeting prior to hire.
After being Hired - DO NOT START WORK YET!
Once you have received communication that you have been hired, there are several steps you must complete before starting your first day of employment.
Starting work before all paperwork is completed and an official start date, could result in not being paid for hours worked.
Required Steps to be completed
Once You Start Work
Federal Work Study Students - Watch your earnings!Once you have started working, you are only eligible to earn the amount of federal work study funds that you have been awarded for the academic year. You cannot go over the amount awarded, as it may result in a reduction in other financial aid and scholarships.