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Federal Work-Study

Federal Workstudy is a federally subsidized program designed to promote part-time employment for undergraduate or graduate students in the Financial Aid program. Through these employment opportunities, students become acquainted with many aspects of the campus community.

Apply for Federal Work-Study

To apply for Federal Work-study, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If awarded Federal Workstudy, the award will be listed as part of your financial aid package on your Bethel College award notice.  In order to be eligible for Federal Work-study, students must have financial need as determined by the results of their FAFSA and must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. 

Finding a Work-Study Job

After accepting your Federal Work-study award, it is your responsibility to apply for available jobs through Bethel College. You are not automatically placed in a specific job simply because you are awarded Federal Workstudy. Student jobs for the campus-based job programs are posted in Handshake

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  1. Apply online by submitting your resume and interview with departments in which you are interested in working.
  2. Follow-up! Your success in finding a job will depend largely upon your initiative and desire to work.
  3. Questions? Contact the Career & Leadership Development Office.

Paperwork & Paychecks

Once you are hired, your onboarding process will kick off in ADP. Onboarding includes completing the required forms online and presenting required identification documents to the Career & Leadership Development Office, WAC215. You will need to present the following personal identification documents for determining employment eligibility:

  • social security card or state-issued birth certificate;
    and
  • photo ID such as driver's license or Bethel College ID;
    or
  • U.S. passport

All onboarding forms and identification documents must be completed/presented before you are allowed to clock in and begin working. Your supervisor will receive a notification when your onboarding is complete and you are authorized to begin working.

Paydays are typically around the 25th of each month. Bethel College uses EFT (electronic fund transfer) as the payroll distribution process. Your earnings are deposited to the bank account of your choice, which you set up during onboarding. 

Non Work-Study Campus Jobs

If you were not awarded Federal Workstudy and are still interested in campus employment, you may apply for departmental (non work-study) jobs. More information is available on our Departmental Jobs Program page.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.