Work Study Program

The Financial Aid & Awards Office administers the Work Study Program. The program subsidizes students’ on-campus paid employment while they are registered as full-time Sheridan students.

In order to be considered for the Work Study program, students must first complete and submit a Work Study Application and if approved begin their employment. Work Study employers include the STARS Recruiting Office, Athletics, Residence, Student Affairs, Sustainability, Marketing, Facilities, and more.

Students are approved for the Work Study Program for one term only and must re-apply if they would like to continue for a second term.

Funding for all work study programs is limited each term and may be exhausted prior to the application deadline. Applications are accepted two weeks before the start of term. The deadline to apply is stated on the Work Study Application and is approximately 4 weeks from start of classes each term.

Students in collaborative/joint degree programs are not eligible for Sheridan's work study program with the exception of York/Sheridan students who receive OSAP. Students may inquire about the work study program at their collaborative school.

Not Eligible:

International Students are NOT eligible for the Work Study Program

Joint programs are NOT eligible except for York/Sheridan students who have applied for OSAP funding  through Sheridan.

There are two streams of the work study program. One is for students working part-time and the other is for students working full-time between academic terms or on a co-op term.

New: The Financial Aid and Awards Office is introducing some exciting changes to the Work Study Program.  While Work Study Program eligibility will continue to be based on full-time enrolment and demonstrated financial need, moving forward the Awards Team will be providing earlier approval decisions for the Work Study Program applicants.  However, we will validate that all approved students are attending school as full-time students after the 10th day of classes.

An early application approval will be based on the following:

For Part Time employment (TRF):

1)      Full Time enrollment during the employment period

2)      Students receiving OSAP are considered to have demonstrated financial need and an additional budget is not required, however non-OSAP students must complete the budget provided as part of the application.

3)      Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a Protect Person

4)      Confirmed employment at Sheridan

5)      Submitted application within deadline parameters

For Between Academic Terms (BAT):

1)      Will be a full-time student in the semester subsequent to the BAT employment semester: Designed for students on Co-Op work term or a student who is between full-time academic semesters

2)      Financial Need

3)      Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a Protect Person

4)      Confirmed Employment at Sheridan

5)      Submitted application within deadline parameters

If a student drops to part time enrollment after the initial “early” approval, a denial email will be sent to student/employer to update the application status.

The deadline for Spring/Summer 2017 Work Study Applications for both programs is Friday June, 2, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Two Work Study Programs:

1.The part-time employment program

This is where students are enrolled full time and are working part time hours on campus. The students in the part time employment program can be reimbursed up to a maximum of $1500 (including fringe) per term.

Note: For OSAP students all income earned during a school term must be reported to the Financial Aid Office and may impact a student’s OSAP funding.

2. Sheridan’s Between Academic Terms (BAT) Program 

This is a full-time employment program for students who are not currently in an academic term. They may be on a co-op term or break between terms. Students in the BAT program can be reimbursed up to maximum of $6500 (including fringe) in employment income per term.

Check the jobs.sheridan website to view job postings and apply for employment. Students will be notified whether they have been approved or denied for the work study program via their Sheridan email account. Students will only be approved for one work study position per term and may not work for multiple employers under the work study programs.


The Work Study application package consists of two parts, the work study application and the necessary forms for human resources/payroll. Please complete and submit the work study application to the Financial Aid and Awards Office starting the first day of classes each semester. The deadline to apply is 4 weeks after the first day of classes each semester. The HR forms need to be submitted to your employer/Payroll. If a student was work study approved for the fall/winter term, they do not need to complete the HR forms again unless they require a change. They just need to submit the work study application for the spring/summer term. All new work study applicants must complete both sets of paperwork.

Documents are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting

TRF Form (Part time)

BAT Form (Full time)

Work Study HR Forms

For more information and/or the location to submit a work study application:

Trafalgar and STC Campuses
Betcy Scaria
Student Awards Officer
Room D100 
905-845-9430 ext. 2444

Davis Campus
Robin Obuhowich
Student Awards Officer
Room B212h
905-459-7533 ext. 5161

Hazel McCallion Campus
Julia Tanski 
Financial Aid and Awards Advisor
Room A155
905-845-9430 ext. 2493


The work study student eligibility criteria and HR application package are available above.

The package contains:

  • Two-page work study application
  • Non Full Time and Temporary Position Employee Form
  • TD1 Tax Form Federal
  • TD1ON Tax Form Provincial
  • Payroll Direct Deposit Banking Form
  • Timesheet

Due to the academic and financial need requirements of the work study program students must apply for work study each term and demonstrate their continued eligibility for the program. A student will be work study approved for only one employer per term.

Students (or employers) submit only the 2 page work study application to the Awards Office. The remaining forms are to be submitted to the department that is hiring the student. It is the department's responsibility to forward these to Human Resources/Payroll department.

Work study jobs should be posted through the Sheridan Career Centre, using the post a job form.

The Awards Office will notify both the student and employer by email whether the student has been approved or denied for the work study program.

If you have any questions regarding the work study program contact:

Hassan Mohamad

Records and Recording Specialist

Trafalgar campus, Room D100

905 -845-9430 ext. 2442