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 been offered a student job, you should review the Paperwork How-To Video and register for a New Student Employee Paperwork Session. Bring completed forms along with the appropriate documents for the I-9 form and your banking information to the paperwork session. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
After you have been offered a student job, you should review the Paperwork How-To Video for instructions on how to complete the employment process so you may begin working. Bring the completed forms along with the appropriate documents for the I-9 and your banking information to the human resources department on the third floor of Samford Hall.
After you have been offered a student job, you should review the Paperwork How-To Video for instructions on how to complete the employment process so you may begin working.