Jobs are listed on WorkLink, the online job search management tool for student employment, FWT and other work opportunities for students. Once logged in, select the “Campus Jobs” shortcut.
To be hired, you need an Authorization Form. In order to generate your authorization form, you must complete both the I-9 and W-4 forms. Please note that we must see original identification documents in order for you to work on campus (see I-9 form for acceptable forms of identification). Contact the FWT & CDO with questions. International students should check in with the International Student Advisor (ISA) in the Office of Student Life.
As a new student you should follow the same procedure as returning students IF:
Only students with Federal Work-Study (FWS) in their financial aid awards are eligible for jobs paid on the FWS payroll, but other students can be paid through the non-FWS payroll known as “regular pay.”
Apply for more than one job. You may not be hired for the position that’s your first choice, particularly in your first term at Bennington. Check WorkLink regularly; a job you want may open up later or in another term. Please note that fewer student position are available in the spring and you are not guaranteed a job, even if you have been awarded Federal Work Study.
Effective January 1, 2013, the hourly pay rate for students is $8.60 per hour. There are some student positions that pay $8.75 per hour.
Some jobs require an equal number of hours each week; others may be short term, or vary according to the workload. Students work an average of 5–6 hours per week in a term; however you may work up to an average of 9–10 hours per week. Students can never exceed more than 20 hours in a single week. Currently, students cannot earn more than $1,150/term.
Yes. For each separate job you take, your supervisor or employment coordinator must complete an Authorization Form, which establishes that you’ve been hired at a specific pay rate. Get additional forms from the FWT & CDO, CAPA 16. Please note that, currently, students may not earn more than $1,150 per term from all campus jobs combined.
FWS funds are not often available during FWT. If the funding is available, however, some students may work off-campus at local non-profit organizations which offer specific Federal Work-Study positions. Check in November with the FWT & CDO.
Yes. Student earnings, including FWS earnings, are considered earned income and are therefore subject to all applicable taxes.