Admissions & Financial Aid Wabash Internships and Student Employment (including Federal Work Study)
The INTERNSHIPS and Student Employment Program
Wabash Internships and Student Employment (WISE) and Federal Work Study (FWS) are awarded to students as part of their financial aid package and are a part-time on-campus work opportunity. A student will be paid biweekly as he works and this assistance should be used to cover a portion of his educational and personal expenses.
All freshmen students will be paid $8.00 per hour for campus employment during the academic year. To determine how many hours you will need to work each week to earn your full WISE or FWS eligibility, simply divide your WISE or FWS amount by $8.00, then by 30 weeks for the entire academic year. For example, a student packaged with $3,000 worth of Wabash Internships and Student Employment or Federal Work Study would need to work approximately 12.5 hours per week to earn his full eligibility ($3,000 divided by $8.00 divided by 30). Here is an Wabash Internships and Student Employment Calculator to help you.
Internships and Student Employment Eligibility
If you are unsure of your packaged WISE or FWS amount, refer to your self-service financial aid account.
If you have not worked on campus before, and plan to utilize all or a portion of your WISE or FWS eligibility, you must provide documents verifying your eligibility to work in the U.S. (a requirement of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service). You must present acceptable legal identification, a list of which is provided herein. Please read this list carefully to determine which documents you will need to present to the Business Office prior to employment. All documents must be original or official copies: faxes or hospital issued birth certificates cannot be accepted. Failure to complete this requirement means that you will not be paid!
All students with WISE and FWS in their financial aid package must complete a WISE Payroll Deduction Form and submit it to the Business Office prior to securing an on campus job. Please click on the link: Online WISE Payroll Deduction Form
If you intend to utilize some of your WISE or FWS earnings to cover a portion of your balance due to the College, only the amounts you designate under D1, D2, and D3 of the SERF that you downloaded above, will appear as a credit on your bill with the College. Students who do not earn a sufficient amount to cover the portion of WISE or FWS for which they received credit on their bill must pay the remaining unearned portion of the credit to the College prior to the beginning of the next semester.
Securing Your Internships and Student Employment Position
You will apply for all WISE or FWS opportunities through the WabashWorks system via Career Services. The majority of WISE and FWS positions are posted at the beginning of each semester, however, they may be posted at any time throughout the academic year. For details, and to begin the application process, go to the Career Services Wabash Internships and Student Employment website.