Monitor Work Study Awards
It is the responsibility of the student and supervisor to monitor earnings and ensure the student does not earn more than their authorized award amount.
Students can determine the number of hours they may work by using the following formula:
Work Study Award / Hourly wage = Total number of hours
Total hours / Number of Earning Weeks = Number of hours per week
Work Study and Multiple Positions
Federal Work Study will automatically apply to all hourly positions through UWGB. The funding applies at a rate of 75% per position per pay period, up to the total award amount. There is no way to evenly split the funding between multiple positions.
Students with two or more positions through UWGB can designate their Work Study funding to apply to specific positions over others. To do this, please contact Student Employment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your request. You must include the location of your positions and indicate which position you would like your Work Study funds to be applied to. Please note: all changes will be implemented on the following payroll cycle.
Verify Work Study and Monitor Your Balance
The Student Employment Office emails Federal Work Study (FWS) Balance Report on a bi-weekly basis to students who have accepted a FWS award. Students are asked to monitor FWS using this tool. The document will include academic year award amounts and important information regarding the award. Once the academic year begins, the FWS Balance document will also include Work Study Balances after each pay period.
Students should print or forward these to their current or potential supervisors, as it is the only method they have to obtain information regarding your award.
FWS Balance Reports should also be used as a tool during the interview process. Students are encouraged to bring these along with them to interviews or email along with their application.