The institutional student employment program is designed to help you earn money while in college and give you work experience. Institutional student employment is different from Federal Work Study. A federal work study award is not required for institutional student employment. Certain departments will offer institutional student employment based on their budget. While departments have the option of posting positions to Handshake, most will be filled by individual departmental selection.
Student workers earn minimum wage (currently $8.75/hour) or higher depending on their position. They can work a maximum of 20 hours per week and are not permitted to work when the university is closed, with the exception of fall and spring break periods.
A new process will require all supervisors to participate in the Federal Work Study training and complete its associated assessment, however there are some differences in the process for institutional student employment such as:
- A different requisition form must be used; it can be accessed here - https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_23Kxedyjo6xMx0h
- Information on how to complete the form can be found here - wvusharedservices.wvu.edu/s/article/Employee-Requitision
- Posting jobs in Handshake is optional
- Requisition form will go directly to Shared Services
- Confirmation email will come from Shared Services
To sign into Handshake, student will use the same credentials they use for WVU Login
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Federal Work Study
Federal Work-Study is awarded as part of a need-based Financial Aid based on information received from the FAFSA. The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs on campus for students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.