188.8.131.52 Federal Work Study Program Policy
Work Study Eligibility:
Note: If a student says “no” to Work Study on their FASFA or leaves the Work Study question blank, Liberty University will not automatically award Work Study. If the student declines Work Study on their award letter and later decides that they want Work Study, they must contact the Financial Aid Office as their eligibility may have changed due to additional financial aid. Email Work Study questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Work-Study students:
Federal Work Study is not a scholarship, but a chance to earn money for college. Please note that Liberty University does not guarantee that any student who qualifies for the Federal Work Study Program will be given a job. Qualified Work Study students will usually fill most open positions.
There are limited openings for non-Work Study students which include the dining hall and any religion department. International students will be taken into consideration for student jobs since they cannot work off campus and are not eligible for Work Study.
The Federal Work Study policy is in place to ensure proper awarding and disbursements of federal word study funds.
Definition of Glossary Terms
Federal Work Study Program: Provides part-time employment for undergraduate and graduate students who have financial need as established by the FAFSA.
Process to Apply for Student Employment:
The policy requires that all students apply online at HR Employment Website (https://jobs.liberty.edu) in order to be considered for student employment opportunities. (You may also access this website from the Homepage by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the “Employment Opportunities” link.) On the left-hand side of the HR Employment Website, click the “Create Application” link and then choose Student Employment Application to begin the application process. Instructions are located on this screen for creating/completing the application with answers to frequently asked questions.
Once your application has been completed, you may choose to “Search Postings” and attach your application to as many currently open student positions as you wish. Department managers will review applications submitted to the postings. If you are chosen for a job interview, you will be contacted by the hiring manager. If you are not chosen for a job, your online application status will change to reflect that you were not selected for that position. The HR Office does not provide a status update beyond the one online. Please be patient as it 4-6 weeks for departments to review applications and make interview decisions.
Once you are hired:
Once the completed new hire forms are received and reviewed by a representative of Human Resources, you will receive a copy of the Student Checklist that is signed by HR to return to your hiring supervisor. This indicates to the hiring supervisor, that you are clear to start working any time thereafter. Again, you may NOT begin working for Liberty in any capacity until you have submitted a Student Checklist that is signed by HR to your hiring supervisor.
If you have any questions regarding the student new hire process, please call (434) 592-7330 or visit the Human Resources Office between the hours of 8 AM–5 PM, Monday-Friday. The HR Office is closed Wednesday from am- for Convocation. The HR Office is located on the ground floor of Green Hall next to LUPD.
Students must maintain federal aid eligibility to continue in the federal work study program. If a student fails to meet the minimum requirements, federal work study could be revoked.