Work-Study

What is Work-Study?

Work-Study is federal student aid that is based on need and awarded as part of the total financial aid package.  Most students positions on campus require work-study funding for eligibility.

  • Students must complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) to see if they qualify for work-study. If they do qualify, it will be listed on their PRISM Student Center page under financial aid. Students must accept work-study on their PRISM account before they inquire about jobs.  Contact the campus Solution Center with questions.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the semester that they want to work. If their enrollment falls below 6 credits, the student is immediately terminated from their student job(s).
  • A student must be enrolled in classes in order to work. If a student withdraws from school, the student is terminated from their student job(s) on the last day of enrollment.
  • A student must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP). In other words, a workstudy student needs to keep moving toward degree completion by earning passing grades and completing at least 2/3 of their classes. If a student has a SAP hold (financial aid suspension) placed on their record, the student may not work until the hold is removed. Contact the campus Solution Center with questions about reinstatement.

Available Positions

Student Aid at University Children’s Center

  • How many hours per week: 2-25 hours
  • Description of Position: Student aid works in the classroom under close supervision of the lead teacher. The student assists the teachers in routine program activities and conducts learning and play activities with children individually and in small groups.
  • Qualifications/Skills Required: The applicant must have a friendly, warm personality, be emotionally mature and enjoy working with young children. A three-credit course in child development or presently taking course.
  • Rate of pay: $8.75/hr
  • How Many Positions Available: Varies
  • Supervisor/Contact: Wendy Eagon or 920-832-2606

Laser Show Presenter at Barlow Planetarium

  • How many hours per week: 5-10 hours
  • Qualifications/Skills Required: Reliable, prompt, great customer service, mature, technologically confident and a great performer
  • Rate of pay: Semesters 1 & 2: $8.75; Semesters 3+: $9.25
  • How Many Positions Available: 0
  • Supervisor/ContactAlan J Peche or 920-832-2852

Box Office and Office Staff at Barlow Planetarium

  • How many hours per week: 5-10 hours
  • Qualifications/Skills Required: Reliable, prompt and customer service
  • Rate of pay: Semesters 1 & 2: $8.75; Semesters 3+: $9.25
  • How Many Positions Available: 0
  • Supervisor/ContactAlan J Peche or 920-832-2852

Theatre Shop Assistant

  • How many hours per week: flexible
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Assist in the building and lighting for events in the campus theatre, concerts, plays and general campus and non-campus needs. Perform general theatre maintenance.
  • Qualifications/Skills Required: Some knowledge and interest in tools and stage equipment are desired. Must be dedicated and reliable. Moderate lifting and ladder work.
  • Rate of Pay: $8.75
  • How Many Positions Available: 0
  • Supervisor/Contact: Susan Rabideau at 920-832-2857

Weight Room Cleaner

  • How many hours per week: 2 hours
  • Description of Position: cleaning/wiping down fitness equipment in the fitness center
  • Qualifications/Skills Required: able to clean
  • Rate of pay: $8.75
  • How Many Positions Available: 0
  • Supervisor/Contact: Pam Massey  or 920-832-2643

CASE Student Assistants

  • How many hours per week: varies between 8 and 12 depending on schedule with a set schedule
  • Description of Position: CASE Student Assistants are fully responsible for the library in the absence of core staff. Primary responsibilities include: customer service and basic technology trouble-shooting, shelving library materials, vacuuming, straightening chairs and cleaning tables, processing materials and securing the building at closing time. Computer skills and attention to detail are important. All student assistants are responsible for at least one regularly scheduled evening shift each week. Limited hours are available during the day. Additional duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications/Skills Required: Ability to bend and lift up to 20 pounds. Basic computer skills. Enrollment in or successful completion of ENG102 preferred.
  • Rate of pay: $8.75
  • How Many Positions Available: 0
  • Supervisor/Contact: Ane Carriveau at 920-832-2672

Biology Lab Assistants

  • How many hours per week: 7-15 hours
  • Description of Position: The Biology Lab Assistant will support lab set-up and clean-up for all Biology labs. Primary responsibilities include: making solutions, washing dishes, watering plants in the greenhouses, clean and perform routine maintenance on microscopes, etc. This position also would help support the composting program on campus. Duties include: 1) collect compost from campus bins, 2) clean compost bins as needed, and 3) aerate the compost pile.
  • Qualifications/Skills Required: None, though an interest in Biology is helpful.
  • Rate of pay: $8.75
  • How Many Positions Available: 2
  • Supervisor/Contact: Rose Marie Lewis at 920-832-2654

Learning Center & Math Lab Tutors

  • How many hours per week: 2-8 hours
  • Description of PositionTutor fellow students in small groups and individually.
  • Qualifications/Skills RequiredCurrent UWFox student, completed the subject tutoring with a "B" or better, cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, reliable, effective communication skills.
  • Rate of pay: $8.75
  • How Many Positions Available: Varies
  • Supervisor/Contact: Kathy Gilmore or 920-832-2858