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Work Study Program

The Work-Study Program supports part-time and full-time, on-campus jobs for eligible domestic students. Students must apply for the Work Study Program each term and may be approved for one on-campus employer.

The Financial Aid & Awards Office offers two Work Study options:

  • Part-Time Employment
  • Full Time Employment

Part Time employment

Students may work up to 24 hours a week.

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a Protected Person
  2. Demonstrate Financial Need: Students Receiving OSAP or Out-of-Province Financial Aid assistance are considered to have demonstrated financial need and the budget form is not required. Students receiving Out-of-Province Financial Aid must submit a copy of their Provincial funding assessment. Students who are not receiving OSAP or Out-of-Province Financial Aid must complete the budget form
  3. Enrollment – students must meet one of the following criteria:
    • student is enrolled in a minimum 40% credit load*
    • student is between regularly scheduled academic terms with full time enrollment in the semesters prior and subsequent to the part-time employment semester
    • student is employed in a full-time coop position off campus (a copy of your Confirmation of Employment must be submitted with your Work Study application)

 *If a student drops below 40% enrollment after the initial approval, a denial email will be sent to student/employer to update the application status.

 Full-Time Employment: 

Students must be available to work more than 24 hours per week.

Eligibility requirements include: 

  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or a Protected Person.
  • Demonstrate Financial Need: Students receiving OSAP or Out-of-Province Financial Aid assistance are considered to have demonstrated financial need and the budget form is not required. Students who are not receiving OSAP or Out-of-Province Financial Aid must complete the budget form.
  • Enrollment – students must meet one of the following criteria: 
    • student is completing their coop semester on campus (a copy of your Confirmation of Employment must be submitted with your Work Study application)
    • student is between regularly scheduled academic terms with full time enrollment in the semesters prior and subsequent to the full-time employment semester
  • Student may be enrolled in a part time credit load – less than 60%

Note: All income earned by students who have applied for OSAP during a school term must be reported to the Financial Aid Office and may impact a student’s OSAP funding.

  

Students in joint programs

Students enrolled in joint programs are not eligible except for York/Sheridan students who have applied for OSAP funding through Sheridan. Students may inquire about the Work Study Program at their collaborative school.

 

Further information

For more information contact:

Melissa Friesen, Financial Aid and Awards Office, Room D100, Trafalgar Campus

Tel: 905-845-9430 Ext: 2442

Email: workstudy@sheridancollege.ca

 

Applying to the Work Study Program

 

Step 1. Apply for on-campus job using jobs.sheridancollege.ca

Step 2. When you get a job, fill out the work study application at Part-Time Work Study Application form or Full-Time Work Study Application form

Step 3. Get employer to fill out the employer’s part of the application

Step 4. Submit completed work study application to the Financial Aid and Awards office at your campus

Step 5. Check your Sheridan student email account to find out if your application has been approved

Applications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting workstudy@sheridancollege.ca

 

Applications are accepted beginning two weeks before the start of each term. The deadline to apply is stated on the Work Study Application and is approximately 4 weeks from the start of classes each term.

Locations to submit Work Study Application (Financial Aid and Awards Office):

  • Davis Campus: Room B212i
  • Hazel McCallion Campus: Welcome Desk
  • Trafalgar Campus: Room D100

 

Applications may also be submitted from your Sheridan email account to workstudy@sheridancollege.ca

 

Job postings

 View job postings and apply for on-campus employment at jobs.sheridancollege.ca.

Term

Application Deadline

Work Study Coverage Period

Fall 2019

September 27, 2019

Sept. 1, 2019 - Dec. 21, 2019


  INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

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

Work Study Pay Period Coverage: 16 weeks from the first day of term

  • Part time Work Study Program: $1,500 MAX / Term (Including Fringe)
  • Full-time Work Study Program: $6,500 MAX / Term (Including Fringe)

 Due to the financial need requirement 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 one employer per term.

Students (or employers) submit the 2-page Work Study Application to the Financial Aid and Awards Office. Employers are required to complete the "To be completed by employer" section of the application.

It is the department's responsibility to forward Payroll forms the Payroll office. Please contact payroll@sheridancollege.ca for assistance.

The Financial Aid Office will notify both the student applicant and employer of the Work Study application status via Sheridan email.

 

Departmental Cost Transfers for Work Study: 

Each Department Manager/Operations Manager will be sent an email from workstudy@sheridancollege.ca with a prepared departmental cost transfer for approval. The information confirms data pulled from the payroll database. 

If you have any questions regarding the Departmental Cost transfers, please contact:

Melissa Friesen

Records and Recording Specialist

Trafalgar Campus, Room D100

905 -845-9430 ext. 2442

melissa.friesen1@sheridancollege.ca