On-Campus Student Job Opportunities
In order to be eligible to work as a student employee, you must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours or 1.75 units and seeking a degree at the University of Richmond. SCS students must be seeking a degree or enrolled in an academic certificate program.
There are two different student employment programs at the University: the University Work Program (UWP) and the Federal Work Study (FWS) program. It is important to understand the difference between these programs as you are investigating job opportunities.
If you have been awarded federal work study (FWS) funds as part of your financial aid package, you would apply for those jobs designated as FWS. If you have not been awarded FWS funds, you can only apply for those jobs designated as UWP.
FICA Tax Exemption
Whether you are UWP or FWS, during the academic school year (fall and spring semesters) only, you will be exempt from paying FICA taxes (social security and Medicare) if you work as a University of Richmond student employee. This means more money (7.65%) in your pocket when compared to working off campus.
Preparing for Paperwork
You only need to complete your pre-employment paperwork once you are on campus, but legally you must complete your paperwork before you start in your first student employment position. Start working now on getting your original Social Security card (or other I-9 document), so you will have it once you are hired.