Hire a work-study eligible student, save department funds

Student Financial Services can help departments locate and hire part-time student workers for the 2008-09 academic year — and, at the same time, help departments stretch their budgets a little further.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Education provides WUSTL with funding that subsidizes the wages of student workers eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program. This helps departments obtain talented, part-time employees and, at the same time, helps students finance some of their education costs.

“Hiring work-study eligible students gives departments access to a multitalented, part-time work force using government funding to pay a portion of the payroll costs,” said James McDonald, assistant director of Student Financial Services.

More than 800 work-study eligible undergraduates worked in more than 145 University departments during the 2007-08 academic year.

For assistance with hiring work-study eligible students, contact McDonald at 935-6847 or James_McDonald@wustl.edu.