Work-study jobs help Middlebury Institute students pay living expenses and can provide valuable professional experience.
The Institute offers two work-study programs, Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Institute Work-Study. All students are eligible to apply for on-campus Institute Work-Study positions, while students with a formal FWS award offer on their financial aid offer letter can apply to both on- and off-campus work-study positions.
The FWS award allows students to work part time (up to 20 weeks), in a paid position, either on or off campus. FWS earnings are partially funded by federal monies, which are intended to help pay for educational expenses such as food, housing, and transportation while in school.
If you are not eligible for federal financial aid or did not receive the FWS award, you may work on campus (up to 20 hours per week) through Institute Work-Study. As an international student, you may be eligible to work on campus under Institute Work-Study if you have either an F-1 or a J-1 visa. No FAFSA is required for participation in the Institute Work-Study program.
Applying for a Work-Study Job
Currently available on-campus job postings are managed by the Center for Academic Advising and Career Services (CACS), and can be found on Zócalo. Please remember that if you are looking for an off-campus job, you must have the FWS award to be eligible.
If you receive a job offer to work on campus, please visit Human Resources to complete the on-campus hire paperwork and receive your blue work authorization card and instructions for submitting time sheets.
If you receive a job offer off campus, you do not need to complete the on-campus hire paperwork. You will be hired directly by your off-campus employer and no further paperwork is required by the Institute from you.
For FWS students, the maximum amount you may earn is determined by the total amount listed on your student financial aid award letter, with an annual academic year limit of $2,500. For Institute Work-Study, earnings are determined by the hiring supervisor, and the total amount earned depends on the number of hours a student works and the hourly pay rate.
Student employment positions are paid on a biweekly basis. Institute Work-Study students receive an ID number and password to log into BannerWeb to record the number of hours worked. Students pick up paychecks at the Cashier's Office on payday or request direct deposit through Human Resources.
Students can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. You can have more than one job, but the total hours for all jobs must not exceed 20 hours per week. During any period of nonenrollment you may work up to 37.5 hours per week. If you are a new student, you may not begin working until after your first day of class.