Student Jobs Program

Federal Work Study

Students who are awarded Federal Work Study on their Student Financial Services Award letter go through The Center for Career and Calling for job placement.

  • Students in the program will receive an email in early August (before the fall semester starts) or early January (before the spring semester starts) regarding what they need to do to prepare as well as an explanation of the program. Students will NOT be placed before Welcome Week but there are things students will need to do in preparation which will be included in that email.
  • Jobs will also be available for viewing exactly one week before interviews on the Belhaven Career Network. Please note, jobs posted on the Belhaven Career Network under “Work Study” can only go to students awarded Federal Work Study from Student Financial Services or your Admissions Advocate.
  • Interviews and placement will start during Welcome Week each semester. Students must go through the interview process to receive a Federal Work Study job. Jobs are not guaranteed. You must be hired.

For questions regarding financial aid, contact Student Financial Services at

For information or questions regarding how the program works at Belhaven, contact Claire Langley, Director of The Center for Career and Calling at

Other notes for Federal Work Study:

  • Arrive to interviews as soon as possible.  You will be in and out of required Welcome Week sessions.  In your free time, make it a priority to get your Federal Work Study taken care of.  Jobs are competitive and go fast. You are not guaranteed a job.
  • Bring your paperwork:
    • Download the Human Resource paperwork:  2016 Student HR Packet
    • Complete every form and bring with you to the interviews.
    • You may need your parent’s assistance with the tax forms.
    • Bring two original forms of ID as listed on page 9 of the Form I-9.  Driver's License and Social Security Card are most commonly used.
    • For direct deposit, you must bring a voided check or letter from your bank with the Routing Number and Accounting Number.
  • Bring your academic schedule with you.  This will be very important for you and your potential supervisors to determine eligibility.