Work Study applications for the Winter 2020 semester are now available, and it’s a great opportunity to make some money.
“Work Study is a funding program that supports student wages for on-campus work,” said Melissa Friesen, records and recording specialist in the Financial Aid and Awards Office. “Typically, on-campus employers are pretty flexible around class schedules, and it’s convenient if you’re already here for class rather than travel to another site to work.”
Last year, 701 Sheridan students participated in part-time Work Study, earning an average income of $1,394.67 for one semester. Full-time Work Study saw 332 applications approved and the average income was $8,199.86 for one semester. While hourly rates vary depending on the position, Lisa Dermentjian, a senior support services officer at Sheridan, stated that a departmental assistant in the Bachelor of Film and TV program makes $14.21 per hour.
It’s too early to get any numbers for the 2019-20 school year, but Work Study is already having an impact on previous applicants. Nevada Graci is a Computer Science student at Sheridan and is the Music Director at SheridanLife Radio:
“I really like radio, and I saw the job posting, so I applied from there,” said Graci.
The application process for Work Study is simple. All you have to do is head to Sheridan’s online job board and apply for a job. If you get hired, you fill out one of two forms, depending if you are working part-time or full-time. Once your employer fills out their part of the form, you can submit your application to your campus’ Financial Aid and Awards Office and wait for a decision.
Work Study through Sheridan College is not the only available option if you want to work on-campus.
The Sheridan Student Union is hiring, and its job postings are on the SSU website.
If you feel that juggling school and work might be too much for you, there are other routes you can take. A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries are available to post-secondary students across the province, and lots of them go unclaimed.
Sheridan Bruins varsity athletes are eligible to receive athletic scholarships. You can also receive help from the Sky Blue Endowment Fund.
Now is the time to apply for Work Study, or any other reimbursement option available. Next semester’s fees are due on January 20, 2020. If you are an OSAP recipient, your fees are due February 12, 2020.