Samford University provides work opportunities for students through the two following programs: The Federal Work Study program (FWS) is need-based, as determined by the FAFSA, and the Institutional Student Employment Program (ISEP) which is not need-based.
There are two types of student employment opportunities: Federal Work Study (FWS) and Samford's Institutional Student Employment Program (ISEP).
Students must work with the Office of Financial Aid to determine if they qualify for the FWS program. Learn more about FWS or search open FWS positions.
If you do not qualify for the Federal Work Study program, you may still be able to find on-campus employment through Samford's Institutional Student Employment Program.
After you have found a student job, you must complete the student employment paperwork before you begin working. Bring completed forms along with appropriate documents for the I-9 form and your banking information to Human Resources. No scans, copies or faxes can be used. Human Resources staff will be available to assist you with completion of these forms but cannot give tax advice.
Students should also bring a voided check or routing and account information from your bank if you want to participate in direct deposit.
After completing all requirements for student employment, you will receive a Student Employment Authorization Card as confirmation that you are eligible to begin working. No one should allow a student to perform any type of work without seeing their card. Show this card to your supervisor and begin work.
To view your federal work study award, earnings and balance through Banner Self-Service follow the one-time setup instructions below.
Please use this information to monitor your remaining work study balance and to be aware of changes in your award.
Students may contact employers about on‐campus jobs directly or search a list of available on campus positions with job description, job requirements and contact information. Most jobs for the fall semester will be listed by August.
Students who are eligible for FWS also have the option of finding employment through the FWS Community Work Service Program. This program allows students to work for a local nonprofit organization or public agency, or as a reading/math tutor for local elementary schools through the America Reads and America Counts Programs while utilizing their FWS award. Possible opportunities may be viewed on the Agency List. Students interested in working through this program should contact the Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com, (800) 888-7245 or (205) 726-2905.
If you have been awarded funds through the Federal Work‐Study program for the upcoming aid year, these funds will be paid as a paycheck for hours worked on a biweekly basis.
Institutional Student Employment Program positions are funded by department budgets on campus. Student earnings will be paid biweekly in the form of a check or direct deposit payable to the student.
Students employed by Samford University must complete the following forms and return them to the Human Resources department on the third floor of Samford Hall.