Funding & Applicant Type
There are several options for Applicant-Type on the GatorJobs site. The Student Employment Program works with three of the Applicant Types, these would be determined by the funding source: On Campus-Non Work Study, Work-Study (Federal), and Work-Study (Workfirst). The GatorJobs site will require the employer to designate the Applicant Type(s) when a job is posted; you may select multiple Applicant Type(s).
Applicant type work-study (Federal)
Federal Work-Study is part of a student’s financial aid award package; other types of aid may include loans, grants, and scholarships.
Federal Work-Study is a type of financial aid that is earned through part-time employment. Federal Work-Study is granted quarterly (based on financial eligibility) through the student's financial aid package. Students with a Federal Work-Study award will apply for on campus jobs posted through the gatorjobs site, filtering for Work-Study (Federal), Applicant Type.
If a student chooses to work for you with a Federal Work-Study award, the student comes to you with a funding source; this means no cost to your department. The student’s Federal Work-Study quarterly award amount will be shown on the employment authorization form. Students are instructed to bring their Federal Work-Study Employment Authorization form to the interview.
Visit the financial aid web page to read more information about how students can to apply for financial aid.
Applicant type work-study (Workfirst)
Workfirst Work-Study funding is granted through the workforce Education Department. This type of Work-Study is only offered to students with work approval from the Department of Social and Health Services. Students must contact the Workforce Education Department to review workfirst Work-Study eligibility. Continued eligibility is reviewed by workforce Education.
If a student chooses to work for you with a workfirst Work-Study award, the student comes to you with a funding source; this means no cost to your department. Students with a workfirst Work-Study award will apply for on campus jobs posted through the gatorjobs site, filtering for Work-Study (workfirst), Applicant Type.
Applicant type on campus-non work study
On Campus – Non Work Study funding includes, Work Grant and Institutional funds used by student programs, faculty and staff to hire student workers. Student programs such as clubs, athletics, and student government use 522 student activities funds to hire student workers, as do Instructional Divisions.
Instructional Division faculty and staff need to contact their division chair to request Work Grant funds to hire student workers. This should be done, prior to submitting a job post. Funding approval and completion of the Institutional Work Grant Employment form does not approve a student to begin working. Completing the Employment form is only the start the hiring process.
Once a student has accepted a job offer, they must meet with the Student Employment Program Specialist for orientation and complete all hiring paperwork -before starting work.
Financial aid eligibility is not required for students to apply for positions seeking On Campus-Non Work Study applicants. Students applying for On Campus-Non Work Study jobs, must meet program guidelines and be registered for a minimum of six credits to work through the Student Employment Program. Work Grant funding approval is designated at the discretion of Division Chairs, Program Leaders, and Deans.
P: 253-833-9111, ext. 2447
- All new hires must meet with student employment specialist to complete hiring paperwork before working.
- All new on campus employers must meet with student employment specialist before making job offers.
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