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, must students 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.
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
4) Confirmed Employment at Sheridan
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 Winter 2017 Work Study Applications for both programs is February 3, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2016-2017 Work Study HR Forms
For more information and/or the location to submit a work study application:
Trafalgar and STC Campuses
Student Awards Officer
905-845-9430 ext. 2444
Student Awards Officer
905-459-7533 ext. 5161
Hazel McCallion Campus
Financial Aid and Awards Advisor
905-845-9430 ext. 2493
The work study student eligibility criteria and HR application package are available above.
The package contains:
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:
Financial Aid and Awards Advisor, Work Study Coordinator
Hazel McCallion Campus, Room A155
905-845-9430 ext. 2493