a female Wingate Outfitters employee assists a Wingate student in the storeOne way to help pay for college is by participating in the federal work-study program. Here’s what you need to know before you apply for a part-time job through this program.

Work-Study Basics

Work-study provides part-time employment for Wingate University students with financial need, enabling them to earn money to pay for their educational expenses.

Earnings from work-study positions go directly to the student; they are not automatically applied to the student’s account.

Student workers earn at least the current minimum wage and are paid monthly, with the first payroll on or around October 15.

Students are not guaranteed a position on campus and are responsible for finding employment. All students are eligible to work on campus through either the Federal or Institutional Program.

Locating an Available Position

Each department on campus is responsible for the individual positions available in their department. You can contact departments directly, either in person or by phone, to ask about available positions.

Some departments post jobs with the Center for Vocation, Internships and Career Services. Your name will be added to the list to view those postings in the CareerGate-Powered by Purple Briefcase the summer before your first year at Wingate University.

Your Next Steps

Once you have a job offer, go to the Office of Student Financial Planning to get a work-study contract and to fill out the required tax paperwork. Please be aware that you cannot begin working on campus until you have completed the appropriate paperwork and your supervisor has received approval for you to begin work.