It is highly recommended that as a new work-study student you attend one of the sessions below where you will receive important work-study information and your referral letter. Your referral contains information about the job you selected and where to report to start working. Please double check the room and time. If you are not able to attend one of the orientations, your job referral will be available in the Financial Aid Office beginning August 20, 2018.
|Thursday August 16, 2018||Borah Theater @ 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday August 21, 2018||Horizon - Aurora @ 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
|Wednesday August 22, 2018||Horizon - Aurora @ 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
|Thursday August 23, 2018||Clearwater - Whitewater @ 9:30 a.m.
Your work-study assignment will be printed once you select a job in the directory. After logging into VandalWeb, select the Financial Aid and Scholarships tab, then select the Review/Accept/Decline Awards section. Once the work-study award is accepted, a link to the work-study Job Directory will appear allowing you to select a job. A referral letter will be printed in the Financial Aid office after job selection. All new work-study students should attend one of the orientations to receive their referral letter. Continuing students may pick up their referral letter from the Financial Aid office beginning the first day of class. This letter provides you with details like supervisor contact name and location as well as some general information regarding the program.
If you wish to return to a previously reserved work-study job, electronic confirmation is still required each year in order for our office to print a work-study referral letter.
Download the work-study orientation PowerPoint (with steps to earning your work-study award.)
Bring acceptable ID with you to orientation. Employment Services will need to verify your identity and work eligibility with one or more of the on page 9 of the federal I-9 form. Do not complete pages 7 and 8. These documents are needed to complete a Work Authorization Card and I-9 form prior to starting work. If you have worked at U of I previously and have renewed your Work Authorization Card within the last three years, a renewal will not be required.
Work-Study earnings are taxable income. Earnings must be reported to the IRS if you file an income tax return. You will receive a W2 form from the Student Accounts office in January. Remember to list Work-Study earnings on next year's FAFSA. This will exempt your work-study earnings from counting against your expected family contribution.