Working on Campus

Monmouth students can work on campus to 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). 

How to find and apply for Student Employment

1.  Students can see if they qualify for federal work study in the financial aid screens of the student portal by clicking here for your Student Portal.

2.  Check the 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 if one is provided.

4.  You will be required to submit the following paperwork prior to your first day of work to the Personnel Office located on the main level of Poling Hall. 

  • Acceptable photo ID (valid Driver’s license or state issued ID) AND
  • Original social security card (copies or faxes are not acceptable) OR,
  • Certified copy of your birth certificate. (copies or faxes are not acceptable)

An unexpired passport is also acceptable.

Contact our 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 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 scan the classifieds, find a few positions they are interested in and pursue them with the supervisor listed. We strongly encourage students to pursue a few different job opportunities. Remember, many students are pursuing 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 total maximum amount you are eligible to earn is the amount listed in your Financial Assistance Award Letter.  Students can see the amount of federal work study offered to them in the financial aid screens of the student portal by clicking here for your Student Portal.  

    $810 per year = 2 hours each week of work

    $1215 per year = 3 hours each week of work

    $1620 per year = 4 hours each week of work

    $2025 per year = 5 hours each week of work

    $2430 per year = 6 hours each week of work

  • How much will I make?

    Fall 2023 semester, students will be paid $13 per hour. 

    Spring 2024 semester, students will be paid $14 per hour.

    Per State of IL minimum wage guidelines.

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

    No. Students are paid twice per month and paychecks can be electronically direct deposited to a bank of your choice. We encourage students to complete a direct deposit authorization form and designate a particular savings or checking account to be used for depositing your earnings.  A direct deposit authorization form can be completed with our Personnel Office located on the main level of Poling Hall.

    If you do not submit a direct deposit authorization form, your paycheck will be printed and available for you to pick up.

  • 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. Paychecks will be disbursed to the student or direct deposited to a bank of your choice into an account that you designate.  Contact Personnel Office on the main level of Poling Hall to complete a direct deposit authorization form.

  • What is Federal Work Study (FWS)?

    A federal program which provides employment opportunities to students with financial need based on FAFSA results. 

    Students can see if they qualify for federal work study in the financial aid screens of the student portal by clicking here for your Student Portal. If federal work study is not offered as part of your financial aid package you do not qualify at this time.  Contact Tara Lewis in Student Financial Planning if you have any questions.  

  • How do I find a job?

    Employment Classifieds will be posted electronically at Available Student Jobs

    Students should scan the classifieds, find a few positions they are interested in and pursue them with the supervisor listed. We strongly encourage students to pursue a few different job opportunities. Remember, many students are pursuing 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 total maximum amount you are eligible to earn is the amount listed in your Financial Assistance Award Letter.  Students can see the amount of federal work study offered to them in the financial aid screens of the student portal by clicking here for your Student Portal.  

    $810 per year = 2 hours each week of work

    $1215 per year = 3 hours each week of work

    $1620 per year = 4 hours each week of work

    $2025 per year = 5 hours each week of work

    $2430 per year = 6 hours each week of work

  • How much will I make?

    Fall 2023 semester, students will be paid $13 per hour. 

    Spring 2024 semester, students will be paid $14 per hour.

    Per State of IL minimum wage guidelines.

  • Is There Paperwork I Must Do Prior to Working?

    Yes. Before a student may be issued a timecard and officially begin working, the student must complete the necessary I-9 and W-4 (tax withholding) forms with our Personnel Office on the main level of Poling Hall.

    In order to complete these forms a student will need to provide two forms of identification. It is suggested that you bring your: Acceptable photo ID (valid Driver’s license or state issued ID)

    AND

    Original social security card (copies or faxes are not acceptable) or,

    Certified copy of your birth certificate. (copies or faxes are not acceptable)

    An unexpired passport is also acceptable.

    For a complete list of acceptable documents, please contact our Personnel Office at (309) 457-2122 or visit this office on the main level of Poling Hall.

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

    No. Students are paid twice per month and paychecks can be electronically direct deposited to a bank of your choice. We encourage students to complete a direct deposit authorization form and designate a particular savings or checking account to be used for depositing your earnings.  A direct deposit authorization form can be completed with our Personnel Office located on the main level of Poling Hall.

    If you do not submit a direct deposit authorization form, your paycheck will be printed and available for you to pick up.

  • 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. Paychecks will be disbursed to the student or direct deposited to a bank of your choice into an account that you designate.  Contact Personnel Office on the main level of Poling Hall to complete a direct deposit authorization form.