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Work Study // Student Employment

The Work Study program provides part-time employment opportunities for students with financial need through WLC's Student Employment Program.

  • Work Study and student employment opportunities at Wisconsin Lutheran College are designed to further students in their personal and educational development. Through the campus work experience, students will learn to be effective Christian leaders, provide quality service, and develop essential job skills.

    Benefits of Work Study

    Students who are eligible for Work Study (Federal and College) receive several benefits:

    • First priority in the hiring process at the beginning of the academic year.
    • Earnings are not considered as income for future financial aid eligibility.

    Benefits of Student Employment

    Students who decide to work on campus receive numerous benefits:

    • Valuable job experience.
    • A professional reference.
    • Flexible hours with the ability to work around their schedules.
    • Work in social environments where they can interact with their fellow students.
    • Help with financing their expenses.

    The Student Employment Office handles employment processes for student workers on campus. This includes:

    • Posting current job openings and guiding students through the application process.
    • Training student employees.
    • Encouraging students to pursue a successful work experience.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Student Employment Office via email, by calling 414.443.8639, or by visiting the office in A208.


    1. How does the Student Employment Office communicate with me? 
    The Student Employment Office communicates through your WLC email account. Check your email throughout the summer and the academic year.

    The Student Employment Office also has an official webpage on your myWLC account (myWLC-->Campus Life--> Student Employment). All information you need to know about working on campus is listed there.

    2. How do I know if I am eligible to work on campus?
    Work Study will be listed on your financial aid offer if you are eligible for a campus job based on financial need and have requested a job on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    3. What does Work Study mean?
    There are two types of Work Study. Federal Work Study is a federally funded job in which the government and WLC share the payroll cost of employing a student. College Work Study is funded by WLC. Students who have been awarded Work Study receive first priority in the job selection process during the summer and at the beginning of the academic year.

    4. What if Work Study isn't on my financial aid offer?
    If you are interested in a campus job but have not been awarded Work Study, you may check on the status of on-campus job openings on the Student Employment page in your myWLC account. When the jobs are opened to Non-Work Study students, you may apply for a job.

    5. How do I know if jobs are available?  
    All job openings are listed in your myWLC account. Jobs will be available to different students at different times. Read table headings carefully so that you know when it is time for you to apply. 

    6. What forms do I need to submit before I can start working at WLC? 
    All student workers must complete the following forms:

    • Student Employment Agreement
    • Direct Deposit with bank documentation or a voided check
    • Federal W-4
    • Federal Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9)
    • Wisconsin Withholding Exemption Certificate (WT-4)

    You will receive an email containing electronic forms after you are hired. All forms must be completed and submitted before you can begin working.

    7. What identification do I need to bring to WLC before I can start working?
    All student workers must bring an ORIGINAL of one of the following forms of identification (copies will not be accepted per federal law):

    • Social Security Card or 
    • Valid Passport or
    • Birth Certificate/Certified Copy of Birth Certificate

    If you do not have one of these forms of identification, contact the Human Resources Office for other acceptable identification.

    8. How do I obtain an on-campus job?
    If you are an incoming student and Work Study is listed on your financial aid offer, you will receive emails from the Student Employment Office during the summer with directions on how to apply for a job. Jobs will open to incoming Work Study students in late July.

    If you are an incoming student without Work Study, a returning student, or are an incoming student for the spring semester, you can attend a hiring event or apply online through your myWLC account. The Student Employment Office will guide you through the hiring process.

    9. What does the award amount actually mean?
    The award amount on your financial aid offer is the amount of money you can potentially earn while working on campus for one year. This amount is not a guarantee, but a projected amount based on a work schedule of an average of 10 hours per week. Work Study is also based on your financial need as determined by your FAFSA.

    10. How much can I expect to earn in an on-campus job?
    The minimum wage is $7.25. Higher pay rates are based on the level of responsibility of the job that you can earn through promotions. There are three levels of jobs plus a Team Leader level.

    11. How many hours can I work on campus during the week?
    You can work up to an average of 10 to 12 hours per week, but no more than 12 hours per week. The number of hours will depend on the needs of the department.

    12. How would I receive my pay?
    You will receive your pay twice a month via direct deposit into a checking or savings account of your choice. Your name must be on the checking or savings account.

    13. How many jobs would I be able to hold on campus?
    You are permitted to hold one campus job at a time. You can apply to switch departments at either the end of semester or academic year if you so choose.

    14. What kind of jobs does Wisconsin Lutheran College offer?
    Wisconsin Lutheran College offers a variety of jobs on campus. All job descriptions are posted on your myWLC account.

    15. What should I do if I don't obtain a job on campus?
    If you don't obtain a job initially, you may contact the Student Employment Office. You can also check the bulletin board in the library (near the printers) for job openings in the area, do your own search, or continue to work at home during weekends, breaks, or summer.

    16. Does WLC offer summer employment?
    Summer jobs for students are limited and are available only for specific positions. Students must be returning to WLC for the next academic year. Workers are often chosen by their supervisor in spring, but some positions may be posted online for anyone.