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About Student Employment

Mission Statement

Student employment is an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, transferable life skills, and to help cover some educational expenses.

Student Employment Eligibility

To be eligible for student employment a student must be:

  • A degree-seeking student at Morris pursuing their first undergraduate degree,
  • Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits per semester,
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements, and
  • Eligible for employment in the United States by the guidelines administered through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Types of Funding

Federal Work-Study (FWS) and State Work-Study (SWS)

Federal and State Work-Study Programs are need based programs. FWS and SWS are used to help meet the costs associated with a student's education through part-time employment.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for FWS or SWS. FWS and SWS awards are a part of a student’s financial aid package.

Institutional Student Employment (ISE)

Institutional student employment is funded through departmental budgets and is non-need based. ISE employment is used to help meet the costs associated with a student’s education through part-time employment.

The FAFSA is not required to be eligible for ISE employment. ISE awards are not part of the student’s financial aid package.