Work-Study may be offered if you have demonstrated financial need. Our program funds on-campus student employment. The employer benefits by hiring a work-study student because the federal government assists with paying 75% of the wages; the student benefits by learning new skills, working in between their class schedule, and gaining valuable work experience. In addition, since work-study wages are considered financial aid, the wages earned are listed as an exemption on Worksheet C on the FAFSA. Effective June 16, 2013 our work study allocations will be focused on campus based employment. You are responsible for contacting any prospective employers, interviewing and securing employment. A referral letter is mailed from our office late in the summer as an introduction to a prospective employer. You may earn wages during the year–half of the total each semester–up to the total allocation on the Offer Letter. Funds are limited so if you were not offered Work-Study on your Offer Letter, you may contact our office to request to be added to the waitlist, after June 1st.
The Regents Service Program is designed to provide Nevada System of Higher Education students with paid service/work which makes contributions that meet the critical needs of the community, our state or our institution. Literacy programs for K-12 (this must not include classroom instruction) receive first priority for funding. These positions may not be used to supplant personnel needs or be used in the general way of work study positions. Graduate assistantships can be funded but may not have the same role as other state-funded graduate assistants within the department/college and they may not be teaching assistants. Each approved Regents Service Program must employ students who meet one of six defined need criteria in skilled roles consistent with individual career and educational objectives (mentor, policy research assistant, peer advisor, and tutor are examples) while contributing to the needs of our state, community or university. Each department must submit an application to the Scholarship Office each April. The Scholarship Office then reviews the applications and makes decisions approximately 30 days after the application deadline. Departments will receive a notice of approval or denial. Approved applications will be given direction pertinent to hiring and reporting requirements. The departments are responsible for hiring student employees.