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Student Employment Welcome

Welcome to Shepherd University Student Employment!

Our student employees are an integral part of our daily operation.  Through the Student Employment Office, employment opportunities are offered which support students’ educational and personal goals and help students achieve professional and personal development.

While working on campus, students have the opportunity to build their resumes, gain experience in the work place, and earn extra income.  Inside Higher Ed reported that students who participate in a work-study program are more likely to graduate than their similar counterparts who don’t participate in the program.

Federal Work-Study vs. Regular Student Employment

While both Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Regular Student Employment are administered through the Student Employment Office, there are some differences in the administration and source of their funding. FWS is need-based for the student. In order to qualify for FWS, the student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be determined eligible. Regular Student Employment is not need-based and is available to all students who meet the eligibility requirements. There is a limited amount of funds designated for Federal Work-Study, so early application by the student is strongly advised. There are no Federal Work-Study funds available during the summer employment session.

For More Information

Contact Emmy Wilson, Student Employment Program Coordinator, via e-mail at The Student Employment Office is located in the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of Ikenberry Hall. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8-4:30 and Wednesdays from 9:30-4:30. To schedule an appointment with student employment for questions or to complete new hire documents, please click here.