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Hello UCB Students,

Welcome to UCB’s Federal Work-Study section. We are pleased to be able to offer a federal work-study program at Urban College of Boston. If you are eligible for this program and successfully get hired for one of the available positions, you will be able to earn some financial support toward your educationally-related needs.

Before applying to WS, please inform yourself about the WS 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.
    • Make sure you put down how many hours you wish to work for (a range is fine).
  • Please attach your resume.
  • Submit to Sandra Copman, Director of Special Projects and Work Study Supervisor via fax, email, or in person.

What happens next?

After receiving your WS application, we will forwarded it to the Office of Financial Aid. They will let us know if you are eligible or not. In any case, we will inform you if you qualify for FWS or not. Certain federal guidelines need to be fulfilled in order to qualify (see requirements).

If you qualify, the Financial Aid Office determines your potential award amount that you can earn through work. We then will forward your application and resume to the departments and supervisors in charge of your desired job position. Based on your application, resume and compatibility between the job requirements and your skills, supervisors decide who they wish to interview for positions. If you are selected, the supervisors will contact you directly to set-up a job interview with you.

STEP 2:

  • Be Interviewed.

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 job duty details. The supervisor informs 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 can apply for another work-study position, if you wish to.

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 work-study coordinator and/or work-study student coordinator check-in periodically with the supervisors as well as the WS students to talk about their WS jobs, how it is going, hours and award amount left and to make sure rules, regulations and procedures are followed.

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

Sandra Copman
Director of Special Projects at Urban College of Boston
178 Tremont Street
Boston, MA   02111
sandra.copman@urbancollege.edu
617-449-7439

Office Location

Urban College of Boston

178 Tremont Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02111

 

Phone: 617-449-7070

Fax: 617-423-4758