Student Assistants for research, secretarial, laboratory, or clerical work are provided through the Office of Financial Aid, subject to limitations of budget and student availability. There are two types of work study programs available on the Hendrix campus: Federal Work Study (FWS) and the Hendrix Work Program (HWP). No student will be allowed to work until a fully completed hiring packet is on file with the Financial Aid office. Direct students to www.hendrix.edu/getworkstudy for more information and to download the packet.
Federal Work Study eligibility is based on financial need as determined through the FAFSA. Students who qualify for FWS will have this award indicated on their financial aid award notification. The maximum award for this program is $2,000 for the year. Students may not work in excess of their awarded amount. The departmental budget is charged for 100% of the wages earned under this program.
Students who do not qualify for federal work-study can be hired through the Hendrix Work Program. Any student eligible to work in the U.S. may qualify for this program. The number of hours the student works depends upon the department’s budget and the agreed upon work schedule. The departmental budget is charged for 100% of the wages earned under this program.
Students approved for Federal Work Study (FWS) should receive hiring priority for two important reasons: FWS students demonstrate true need over Hendrix Work Program students, and the College is required to spend its FWS allotment, or else it may be decreased. If no FWS student meets the criteria or needs of a supervisor, then an HWP student can be hired.
To hire a work study student, job descriptions must be listed online through Hire Hendrix. Please consult with your department chair or area assistant for the full policy and guidelines.