How work study can benefit you/your department: 

The CareerDevelopmentCenter has qualified Work-Study students immediately available to work in your department at no cost to you. Eligible students will work an average of 10-15 hours per week.

There is no cost to your department since work-study salaries are paid through a federal allocation to the College. Departments simply agree to provide suitable employment and supervision and a work schedule that does not conflict with the student’s classes. Additionally, supervisors must agree to monitor hours worked and certify the student’s time sheet every two weeks.

Students Who Qualify: 

In order for students to obtain a work study they must first be awarded work study through FAFSA. When students apply for federal aid they are given the opportunity to earn money while working on campus for departments like you. 

  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • Students must qualify for the federal work study program 
    • If students do not have federal work study they can request it at the financial aid office 
  • Students must be taking a minimum of Six credits 

How to obtain work study employee’s:

Career services has many students interested in work study positions looking for positions on campus that can help them grow and gain experience in a field they are passionate about. 

  • Create job listings for openings in your department 
  • Reach out to career services and let them know what jobs are available for students 

To request one or more students, please contact the Career Center for an On Campus Employment form and return the form to room A-123, fax the form to 201-612-9865 or email the completed form to CED@bergen.edu (please put Work Study Employment in the subject area). If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Center at 201-447-7171.

Hiring students: 

  • Students must attend an orientation with Career services to set expectations for Federal work study jobs. 
  • Students must fill out work eligibility forms (1-9. W-4, work study applications) 
  • Departments must interview students and give students a real hiring process. Remember we strive to give our students real life experiences and allowing them to use this as an opportunity to gain experience and build their resume. 
  • Department must discuss responsibilities and expectations for students (job requirements, dress code, etc) 

Student and Supervisor Procedure for Submitting Timesheets

  • The student must accurately record hours worked and present the time sheets on a weekly basis to the Supervisor for approval.
  • The Supervisor is responsible for delivering the time sheets to the Financial Aid office in a timely manner. Please provide the Career and Transfer Services Office with the name & contact information for a secondary approved Supervisor. Off campus time sheets must be delivered to Career and Workforce Development Center by the agreed due dates (Payroll Schedules are available in the Office of Financial Aid, Payroll Office, and the Career and Workforce Development Center).
  • Students can work up to 20 hours per week. 
  • Both student and supervisor signatures and date MUST be present in order for the timesheets to be processed.
  • Timesheets are required to be submitted every two weeks, but no later than 1 month of time worked (mandatory Federal Regulations).
  • Students will no longer be permitted to change FWS assignments during a semester without written approvals from Career and Workforce Development Center and Financial Aid Office.