Work-Study through Pacific University
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is awarded to students by the Office of Financial Aid. Students earn the awarded funds by working part-time jobs. Work-Study is a great way to start to explore career opportunities!
Unlike other forms of financial aid, Work-Study is earned and received in the form of bi-weekly paychecks from the University for hours worked in Work-Study jobs. If no work is done, no funds are earned. It does not get applied to tuition or money owed to the college.
How do I use my Work-Study?
The first step is to apply for a job! Students can find Work-Study jobs readily in almost all departments on campus, and at approved community service partners. You can find job postings at pacificu.edu/jobs; active jobs will be posted here throughout the school year.
One of the greatest sources for finding jobs will be the biannual Work & Service Fairs co-presented by Academic & Career Advising and the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement, held the first Thursday of both fall and spring semesters, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm near the University Center, on the Forest Grove campus.
What do I do after I'm offered a position?
The federal I9 form requires that you show us an original identification form (no photos or copies accepted). The most common ID forms accepted are social security card, US birth certificate or US Passport, but see the complete list on the I9 form itself.
For more details about hiring paperwork and Paycom, please contact Human Resources.
How do I prepare to apply for jobs?
If you would like assistance putting together a competitive application, creating a resume, or help applying for jobs please contact Academic & Career Advising. We can walk you through the process! Work Study jobs are available all year long, however the community service positions only hire until late October every Fall.
How do I actually apply for jobs?
- Read through the section called Apply for a Pacific University Student Employment Position area on the HR website to learn how to apply for jobs.
What does the hiring process look like?
- See the section on Student Employment Hiring Process to see the steps.
Have additional questions?
Here is a link to the frequently asked questions about the Work-Study program.
Check our our 2019-2020 Community Service Work-Study Partners websites:
- Adelante Mujeres
- Adventure without Limits
- Beaverton School District - AVID
- Bethesda Lutheran Communities
- B Street Farm
- City of Cornelius Library
- City of Hillsboro
- Community Action
- Community Connection
- The Companion Program
- Cornelius Elementary STEM Club
- CREATE Program
- Domestic Violence Resource Center
- Eden Acres
- Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce
- Forest Grove City Library
- Forest Grove Community School
- Forest Grove High School
- Forest Grove Police Department
- Forest Grove Senior & Community Center
- Forest Grove Temporary Emergency Shelter
- Free Orchards Elementary
- Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest
- Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington
- Harvey Clarke Elementary School
- Hillsboro City Library
- Hillsboro School District - AVID
- HomePlate Youth Services
- Pacific University Center for a Sustainable Society
- Pacific University Office of Accessibility & Accomodation (OAA) Services
- Pacific University McCall Center for Civic Engagement
- Pacific University Optometry Vision Clinics
- Start Making a Reader Today (SMART)
- Stub Stewart State Park
- Tillamook Forest Center
- Tom McCall Upper Elementary School
- Valley Art Association
- Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
- Washington County Juvenile Department
- Washington County Sheriff's Department
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