Working on Campus

Monmouth students can work on campus and earn extra money to help cover expenses and gain valuable experience.

All students may apply for campus jobs, but some positions are reserved for students who have been awarded Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid packages.  Work study is a federal program that provides work opportunities to students with financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

Follow these 5 easy steps:  

1)  Students can see if they qualify for federal work study in the Financial Aid Award screen of their Self Service student portal by clicking here for your Student Portal. 

Curious how the amount you are awarded breaks down into number of hours you can work per week?  See question two below in the FAQ’s.   

2)  Check our job posting page by clicking here for Available Student Jobs on campus. 

3)  Contact the supervisor(s) of the job(s) you are interested in applying for and request an interview or complete the application online if one is provided.  

4)  You will receive an email from our Personnel Office once you have been approved for a job.  This email will contain specific instructions to complete your onboarding process with our payroll manager, Paycom.  As part of this process you will be required to upload the following paperwork:  

  • Acceptable photo ID (valid Driver’s license or state issued ID) AND
  • Original social security card  OR,
  • Certified copy of your birth certificate. 

An unexpired passport is also acceptable.

Contact the Personnel Office with any questions pertaining to acceptable documents at 309-457-2122 or by visiting them on the main level of Poling Hall.

5)  Once your payroll paperwork is complete, you and your supervisor will receive an email from our Personnel Office that you are approved to begin work.  

Questions?  Check out our FAQ’s regarding student employment below, or contact Tara Lewis in Student Financial Planning.  

FAQs

  • How do I find a job?

    Employment Classifieds will be posted electronically at Available Student Jobs

    Students should view all the classifieds, find a few positions they are interested in and pursue them with the supervisor listed. We strongly encourage students to pursue several different job opportunities. Remember, many students are looking for jobs and it would be better to have more than one to choose from than none at all.

  • How many hours can I work?

    The maximum amount you are eligible to earn, is the amount of federal work study offered to you in the Financial Aid Award screen of your student portal.  You can view this information by clicking here for your Student Portal.  

    $870 = 2 hours of work each week

    $1305 = 3 hours of work each week

    $1740 = 4 hours of work each week

    $2175 = 5 hours of work each week

    $2610 = 6 hours of work each week

  • How much will I make?

    For the 2024 - 2025 academic year the hourly rate will be $14.00 per hour.

  • Can I have my paychecks applied directly to my student account?

    No.  Paychecks must be direct deposited to a bank of your choice or deposited to a Visa Payroll Card. 

  • Can I work in more than one position?

    Yes. For example, a student with 6 hours per week of eligibility could work 3 hours per week in one position and 3 hours per week in a different position.

  • If I qualify for work study, am I guaranteed an on campus job?

    No. It is the responsibility of the student to seek and obtain a position, as it would be with any part-time job. If a student is unable to find a position or finds a position that does not fill their entire eligibility, the student will not earn the money offered.  Contact Tara Lewis in Student Financial Planning for assistance if you are unable to secure a position.  

  • Can I work fewer hours per week than what is being offered?

    Yes. You may choose to accept the opportunity to work, but choose to reduce the number of hours per week. In this situation, you would earn less money than is being offered.

  • Do I have to work?

    No. The Federal Work Study funding is being offered to you as an opportunity to earn money during your college enrollment. You do not have to accept this offer.

  • How will I be paid?

    You will be paid based on the time worked and submitted on your electronic timecard. Students are paid biweekly. Paychecks must be direct deposited to a bank of your choice or deposited to a Visa Payroll Card.

  • How do I find a job?

    Employment Classifieds will be posted electronically at Available Student Jobs

    Students should view all the classifieds, find a few positions they are interested in and pursue them with the supervisor listed. We strongly encourage students to pursue several different job opportunities. Remember, many students are looking for jobs and it would be better to have more than one to choose from than none at all.

  • How many hours can I work?

    The maximum amount you are eligible to earn, is the amount of federal work study offered to you in the Financial Aid Award screen of your student portal.  You can view this information by clicking here for your Student Portal.  

    $870 = 2 hours of work each week

    $1305 = 3 hours of work each week

    $1740 = 4 hours of work each week

    $2175 = 5 hours of work each week

    $2610 = 6 hours of work each week

  • How much will I make?

    For the 2024 - 2025 academic year the hourly rate will be $14.00 per hour.

  • Can I have my paychecks applied directly to my student account?

    No.  Paychecks must be direct deposited to a bank of your choice or deposited to a Visa Payroll Card. 

  • Can I work in more than one position?

    Yes. For example, a student with 6 hours per week of eligibility could work 3 hours per week in one position and 3 hours per week in a different position.

  • If I qualify for work study, am I guaranteed an on campus job?

    No. It is the responsibility of the student to seek and obtain a position, as it would be with any part-time job. If a student is unable to find a position or finds a position that does not fill their entire eligibility, the student will not earn the money offered.  Contact Tara Lewis in Student Financial Planning for assistance if you are unable to secure a position.  

  • Can I work fewer hours per week than what is being offered?

    Yes. You may choose to accept the opportunity to work, but choose to reduce the number of hours per week. In this situation, you would earn less money than is being offered.

  • Do I have to work?

    No. The Federal Work Study funding is being offered to you as an opportunity to earn money during your college enrollment. You do not have to accept this offer.

  • How will I be paid?

    You will be paid based on the time worked and submitted on your electronic timecard. Students are paid biweekly. Paychecks must be direct deposited to a bank of your choice or deposited to a Visa Payroll Card.