Work-Study

Triton offers students two different work-study programs, the Federal College Work-Study Program and the Triton College Work-Study Program.

The Federal College Work-Study Program enables students to work 15-20 hours per week on campus. It is a need-based program, and students must qualify through the financial aid program and must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours. Students who qualify for the program work in various areas of the college as long as funds are available.

The Triton Work-Study Program is not based on financial need; therefore, any student may apply. The number of hours per week a student can work is based on each position and its allocation. Students must be enrolled in at least one (1) course.

There are many benefits of a Student Employment Position. These include:

  • You have the opportunity to earn money to help pay for your educational expenses.
  • The Work-Study Office staff will try to match you with positions reflecting your major field of study, allowing you to potentially gain work experience in your field.
  • Each supervisor realizes that you are a college student first. Typically your employer will try to be flexible by scheduling work hours around your class schedule.
  • If you are employed under the Federal Work-Study Program, your earnings are not included on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the following year. Therefore, Work-Study income (although taxable) does not affect your future financial aid eligibility.
  • Future employers are generally impressed with students who have job experience and have worked while attending school.
  • Work-Study positions can build your resume and your supervisor may become an excellent reference.

Students can learn more about both programs and available positions through the Work Study Office, located in Financial Aid, Room B-160 in the Student Center Building, or by reviewing the Student Employment Manual.

Triton College Student Employment Manual

Students may contact the Work Study Office at (708) 456-0300 Ext. 3044 with any questions.


Work-Study FAQs

How do I qualify for a work-study position?

How many hours can I work?

How can I find out what positions are available?

What if my Financial Aid file is finished and there are no jobs available?

Are work-study jobs available over the summer?

What is the hourly wage?

What are the advantages of obtaining a work-study position?

What departments hire students?

Once I have picked out positions I am interested in, what do I do?

Once I have been interviewed and hired by a supervisor what do I do?

How do I get paid once I start working?

Are my earnings taxable?