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Work-Study

Many students receive Federal Work-Study, meaning they work part-time on campus to help pay for their education.

If you receive Federal Work-Study (or Bryant University employment) as part of your financial aid package, we encourage you to consider these part-time opportunities to help you meet the cost of your education.

Bryant University employment as listed on the Financial Aid Statement is an estimated amount you can earn IF you get a job on campus. This amount does not get deducted from your bill. Student employment and/or the amount of gross earnings cannot be guaranteed. It is your responsibility to secure a position. Students generally are not permitted to hold more than one job on campus.

A limited number of off-campus tutoring positions are available to Work-Study-eligible students at several area organizations. You will need your own transportation for these positions. Contact Andrea Pellegrino at (401) 232-6020 or apellegrino@bryant.edu if you are interested in these positions.

Be sure to complete paperwork before beginning work. If you secure an on-campus job, you must complete and submit to the Office of Financial Aid:

  • a Student Payroll Authorization,
  • a W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (federal as well as state), and
  • an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. You must have proper identification in original form to complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form. (Photocopies cannot be accepted.)

You may work no more than 20 hours per week during the academic year. Pay rates begin at minimum wage. After employment is secured, you will be paid every two weeks for the hours worked.

Is work-study eligibility a requirement for part-time on-campus student jobs?

For the most part, yes. However, a limited number of positions requiring advanced skills or experience — tutors, research assistants, or certified lifeguards, for instance — are sometimes open to students not eligible for work-study funds.

I have been awarded work-study. How do I find a job on campus?

If you are a Bryant student, you can view on-campus student job openings via the myBryant portal. You’ll also find contact information there for all on-campus hiring supervisors. Make your job hunting a priority for the first weeks of class, as the demand for jobs is high and the field is competitive. It is best to contact supervisors directly, as opposed to merely sending e-mail messages asking about openings.