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Work Study

Welcome and thank you for your interest in participating in the Heritage University Work Study Program.The program will allow students to pursue placement of their choice and serve as a tool for students to attain skills in the area of job readiness.

How DOES THE Work Study Placement Work?

  • Students must be awarded Workstudy. A Financial Aid Representative will award all work study eligible students and determine the award amount.
  • Visit job board after you have selected a desired job you wish to pursue. You will need to:
    • Submit your workstudy application, resume and at least two (2) references to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or via email at Mann_E@heritag.edu
    • If an agreement between student and supervisor is made (willingness to hire), supervisor will inform the Work Study Coordinator.
    • At the time of drop office it is the student responsibility to contact Emily Mann-Financial Aid Program Coordinator (Appointments can be made by calling (509) 865-8502 to set up an appoint within 1-3 days to generate a contract and payroll document (please visit http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf for a complete listing of documents, which must be presented at the meeting; one item form column A or one item from column B and one item from column C.)

Important FACTS about Work Study Placement:

  • Workstudy awards range from $2,000 - $9,000 for an academic year.
  • Students are allowed to work up to 19 hours per week but under no circumstance may a student work more than 19 hours per week.
  • Individualized placements will determine the hour allotment per week as well as the hourly wage.
  • Placement is determined by supervisor
  • Placement is limited, not all Workstudy Awarded students are guaranteed a placement.
  • Students who are hired through the workstudy program must maintain academic satisfactory progress
  • Students placed through the program are recommended to attend resume writing workshops, career fairs and participate in mock interviews

Workstudy Requirements: 

1. Financial need on your financial aid package

2. Eligible for State and/or Federal funding

3. GPA 2.0 or higher

4. Attending 1/2 time (6 credits) or greater

Please stop at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to submit a work study application or call 509-865-8502 for more information.  You may also submit your work study application to mann_e@heritage.edu.  Resume's and at least two (2) references are required. As positions become available your application will be forwarded.

To apply, fill out the application down below.

Title: Financial Aid Office Assistant

Job Responsibilities:

* Work with staff, students and University patrons

* Perform a variety of duties not limited to: answering phones, use of copy and fax machine, use of computer to perform data entry, filing, etc.

* Direct students as needed

* Greet, check in and route students to appropriate staff.

* Document as needed

* Maintain confidentiality

* Assist with upkeep of office, light dusting, maintain reception area, inventory and organize supplies.

* Other duties as assigned.

Education Benefits to be derived by students on this job:

* Customer Service

* Knowledge of financial aid programs, resources and benefits

* Knowledge of operation and function of financial aid within the University

Minimum Qualifications:

* Ability to provide information to others in a professional and accurate fashion

* Dependable and Reliable

* Courteous and professional disposition

* Willingness to be of assistance to others

* Ability to listen, follow directions, and stay on task

* Ability to perform repetitive and routine tasks

* Commitment to maintaining confidentiality


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