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Frequently Asked Questions

I was awarded FWS, when should I begin my job search?

Employment preference is given to Federal Work Study (FWS) award recipients during the fall semester. Once we determine that all FWS recipients who have asked us for assistance have been helped, we will allow non-FWS eligible students to apply for available positions.

How do I find a job on-campus?

Please visit our web page "On-Campus Employment" to view the departments and their job descriptions.  To apply you will login to your and go to S.E.A.S., directions are on the "On-Campus Employment" page at the bottom.

If I was awarded FWS, will I be guaranteed a job?

Applying employment is open only to FWS award recipients at the start of each academic year, fall semester. Jobs are not guaranteed to FWS as it is up to each student to apply and try to obtain a job to earn their award.

I've been hired...Now what?

Be sure to understand EXACTLY what the employer expects from you and when you start. Complete the I-9 in the Student Employment Office after accepting the position. YOU CANNOT WORK WITHOUT A COMPLETED I-9. For a list of acceptable I-9 documents, click here.  Be aware WORK STUDY IS TAXABLE.  24 to 48 Hours after your S.E.A.S. status is in Accept, Authorized then your Workday account will become active so that you can enter hours for Payroll.

Can my work study earnings be credited to my account?

FWS awards are not credited directly to a student's account. Paychecks are issued on a bi-weekly basis for hours worked. Direct deposit is available and encouraged by Payroll.

Can I have more than one on campus job during the academic year?

A student may have more than one job on campus, as long as all supervisors approve, and the student does not work an excess of 20 hours per work week (Sunday - Saturday).

Can I use the same Authorization Form for all my on campus jobs?

An Authorization Form is required for each job that a student holds at Bentley University. A student should apply and accept their job through S.E.A.S. once per academic year and once per summer term for each job they are working.

If I do not earn all of my work study award, can I use the remainder next year?

Unearned work awards cannot be carried over to the next academic year or summer semester.