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 first complete and submit an application form, secure an on campus job and if approved begin their employment. Work Study employers include the STARS Recruiting Office, Athletics, Student Services, and more.

Employment opportunities are listed at jobs.sheridan. 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 starting on the first day of each term and are reviewed in the date order they are received.

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.

International students are not eligible for Work Study.

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.

1. Work Study Program

The Work Study Program is a part-time employment program for students. Students can earn up to $1735.50 per term in employment income through this program. The eligibility criteria include:
  • Full-time student at Sheridan (60% of a full course load or 40% of a full course load for students with documented permanent disabilities)
  • Demonstrated financial need - by receiving OSAP for the term of application; by receiving a student loan from another province for the term of application (you must provide the notice of assessment from that province); or by completing the budget form with the application
  • Maintain good academic standing (2.4 GPA Degree Programs or 2.0 GPA Diploma & Certificate Programs)
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a Protected Person

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 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 can earn up to $7593.75 in employment income in one semester of the BAT Program (based on 37.5 hours/week at $13.50/hr for 15 weeks). The eligibility criteria include:

  • Full-time student at Sheridan (60% of a full course load or 40% of a full course load for students with documented permanent disabilities) in the term prior to applying for the BAT Program
  • Be out of an academic term
  • Be returning to Sheridan for full-time studies the following term
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Good academic standing (2.4 GPA Degree Programs or 2.0 GPA Diploma & Certificate Programs)

Complete the work study application and submit to the Awards Office once the semester has begun and prior to the deadline date. 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.

APPLICATION PACKAGE & FURTHER INFORMATION

The Work Study application package consists of two parts, the work study application and the necessary forms for human resources. 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 semesters. The HR forms need to be submitted to your employer/HR. 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 student.awards@sheridancollege.ca

2015-2016 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
betcy.scaria@sheridancollege.ca

Davis Campus
Robin Obuhowich
Student Awards Officer
Room B212h
905-459-7533 ext. 5161
robin.obuhowich@sheridancollege.ca

Hazel McCallion Campus
Julia Tanski
Financial Aid and Awards Advisor
Room A147c
905-845-9430 ext. 2493
julia.tanski@sheridancollege.ca

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

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.

The employer pays 100% of an approved work study student’s wages during the term and then submits a payroll verification report once the term is complete. A cost transfer is then initiated to reimburse the employer for 85% of the student’s wages. Part-time work study students may earn a maximum of $1735.50 under the work study program and full-time co-op or between academic term work study students may earn a maximum of $7593.75. If employers pay the student above these maximums they are responsible for the additional wages from their department budget.

Funding for all work study programs is limited each term and may be exhausted prior to the application deadline. Applications are accepted starting on the first day of each term and are reviewed in the date order they are received.

Students in collaborative/joint degree programs may be considered under the Work Study Program if they are in receipt of OSAP. International students are not eligible for work study.

The work study student eligibility criteria and 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
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • 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:

Julia Tanski
Financial Aid and Awards Advisor
Hazel McCallion Campus, Room A147c
905-845-9430 ext. 2493
julia.tanski@sheridancollege.ca