Student Employment positions are available to UW-Platteville students regardless of their financial aid status. A student must be enrolled for at least six credits during the fall and spring semesters to be eligible for student employment. If a student is inquiring whether they are eligible for summer employment they should contact the Financial Aid Office. Jobs are available both on and off campus and many employers hire through either Federal Work Study or Regular employment.
Federal Work Study is one of the Title IV federal financial aid programs. It is awarded to students based on their demonstrated financial need using information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Through this program students may earn up to the amount listed on their financial aid award letter and their wages will be subsidized by the federal government. Due to this subsidy, some employers require students with Federal Work Study awards and their job postings will state this. If a student does not qualify for Federal Work Study they apply for any position listed as Regular.
Regular Student Employment consists of similar jobs available as Work-Study. Students do not have to show financial need to be eligible. Hourly wage range is same as Work-Study.
The Financial Aid Office lists many part-time off-campus jobs in private businesses, industries and homes in the Platteville area.
First, determine if you qualify for Work-Study or Regular Payroll. If you are unsure of the work type you qualify for call the Financial Aid Office at (608)342-1836.
The Financial Aid Office will help you determine what work type you qualify for. You may review the jobs available in the work type you qualify for by either searching the Online Job Board or visiting the Job Board outside the Financial Aid Office, 212 Brigham Hall. These postings are updated weekly throughout the year.
Once you have found a job you're interested in, feel free to contact the supervisor.
Once you are hired, you will go to the Financial Aid Office to obtain a work authorization which permits you to work on campus. The first time you work on campus you will need to complete a Federal I-9 Form.
Prior to the release of the Work Authorization, a valid completed I-9 Form must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for approval along with a copy of the student's Social Security card, Birth Certificate or Visa in addition to a photo ID. International students must receive authorization from the International Office before completing the I-9 form in the Student Employment Services office.