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Job descriptions for the 2018-19 academic year will be posted by Wednesday, 9/5/18.


Hello UCB Students,

Welcome to UCB’s Federal Work-Study (FWS) section. We are pleased to be able to offer a FWS program at Urban College of Boston. The FWS program is an exciting opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience, develop professionally, and support the work of UCB, while earning money for your education-related expenses! If you are eligible (see details below), we hope you’ll consider applying for a position.

Before applying to FWS, please inform yourself about the FWS requirements and steps:

REQUIREMENTS:

  • STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE COMPLETED their FAFSA.
  • STUDENTS NEED TO QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID.
  • STUDENTS NEED TO BE TAKING AT LEAST 6 CREDITS PER SEMESTER TO BE AWARDED WORK-STUDY.

Other federal guidelines apply as well.

STEP 1:

  • Review the job postings on the website.
  • Print and fill-out WS application(pdf):
    • Make sure to specify which job or jobs you are applying for.
    • Please ensure you complete every section of the application, including number of hours you wish to work (a range is fine).
  • Please attach your resume.
  • Submit to: Allison Matthews, Dean of Enrollment, either via email or in person.

What happens next?

After receiving your FWS application, we will forward it to the Office of Financial Aid. They will let us know if you are eligible or not. We will let you know whether you qualify for FWS.

If you qualify, we will forward your application and resume to the departments and supervisors in charge of your desired position(s). Based on your application, resume, and compatibility between the job requirements and your skills, supervisors will decide who they wish to interview. If you are selected, the supervisor will contact you directly to set up a short job interview.

STEP 2:

  • Be interviewed. If you are selected to interview, come prepared to talk about your experience at UCB, why you are interested in the FWS job, and your skills.

What happens next?

The supervisor will let you know if you are hired. If you are hired, you and the supervisor will work out the weekly schedule, hours, and specific tasks. The supervisor will inform the Work-Study Coordinator of the hire so that the student can start filling out hiring papers.

After you are hired, but before your first day of work, you will receive your official award letter via email and/or regular mail stating the final award amount for each semester and/or academic year. If you are not hired, you may apply for another FWS position in the future.

STEP 3:

  • Fill out all required UCB, and, if applicable, external agencies’ paperwork and bring in all required documentation.

What happens next?

When all the paperwork is approved and submitted, the student can begin the job.

Students are given information on how to set up their online paycheck account. They are informed of their first pay date and how to fill out their timecards.

In off-campus, community-based placement cases, students have to wait for their external paperwork to go through, as well. When that happens, students can start their work in community-based settings.

The Dean of Enrollment and Federal Work-Study Student Coordinator will periodically check in with the supervisors and FWS students. They will closely monitor hours worked, job performance, and potential areas for professional development.

To learn more about the Federal Work-Study program, please contact:

Allison Matthews, Dean of Enrollment
2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA  02116
allison.matthews@urbancollege.edu
617-449-7041

Work Study Positions

Office Location

Urban College of Boston

2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02116

 

Phone: 617-449-7070

Fax: 617-830-3137