Welcome, NOVA Students!
Thank you for your interest in the Work-Study Program at Northern Virginia Community College. Before you can apply for the On-Campus Work-Study Jobs listed on this website you must have a work-study award posted on your MyNOVA account under the “View Financial Aid” section of your Student Center. If you have not been offered a work-study award you may contact your Campus Work-Study Coordinator to inquire about your eligibility and if work-study funding is available.
Once you are offered a work-study award on MyNOVA you will be added to our work-study award list and then within three business days you should be able to submit an application to apply for the on-campus work-study positions that interest you. The job application(s) that you submit will be reviewed by the work-study supervisors and you will be contacted if a supervisor would like to schedule an interview with you.
If you find an on-campus work-study supervisor who would like to hire you, then you will need to complete the Work-Study Agreement with that supervisor and submit it to your Campus Work-Study Coordinator.
New work-study students who have not participated in the Work-Study Program at NOVA within the last 12 months will also need to complete the Work-Study Employment Packet and submit all of these forms to their Campus Work-Study Coordinator.
New work-study students will also need to provide their Campus Work-Study Coordinator with original documentation that verifies their eligibility to work as noted on page 5 of the Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. Documentation that is often used to complete the I-9 form includes a US Passport or Permanent Resident Card. A Driver’s License or Photo ID and a Social Security Card or US Birth Certificate is also acceptable. The I-9 form also lists other forms of acceptable documentation.
Job Application submitted here.
A job application must be submitted by all work-study students unless they are being re-hired by their current supervisor for another semester.
Work-Study Employment Packet
All students who have not participated in the Work-Study Program within the last 12 months must submit this employment packet to their Campus Work-Study Coordinator. Many of the forms are fillable and can be completed on a computer and then printed to submit to the Campus Work-Study Coordinator. Please submit the employment forms in the order they are listed on the employment packet checklist.
All work-study students must complete the Work-Study Agreement with their supervisor and submit it to their Campus Work-Study Coordinator for the semester(s) they wish to participate in the Work-Study Program. Please see the second page of this agreement for a summary of the program’s policies
If you just need an individual employment form you may print it from the employment packet or obtain it here.
Please see the NVCC Student Training Presentation to learn how to use this Job-X website to submit a job application for work-study positions and sign up for JobMail.
Students must wait until their employment is approved by the College Financial Aid Office and the Human Resources Department before they start working. Students will receive an email confirmation with an approved copy of their Work-Study Agreement if their employment is approved by the College Financial Aid Office. Students will be listed on their supervisor’s HRMS (timesheet approval system) if their employment is approved by Human Resources.
Students must remain enrolled in at least 6 credits and continue to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements while participating in the Work-Study Program.
Students are not permitted to earn more than their work-study award for the semester nor work more than 20 hours per week.
Students must stop working on the last day of final exams of the semester they were approved to work. The only exception is for students who were approved for fall/spring work-study awards; these students may continue working until the last day of spring semester final exams if they are enrolled in at least 6 credits in the spring semester and if they remain eligible for work-study.
Most fall and spring semester work-study students complete the hiring process in July, August, and early September. The majority of summer semester work-study students complete the hiring process in April and early May. Work-study placements can be made at other times throughout the year if funding is available.
All work-study awards are contingent on the student’s continued eligibility, funding, and approval by the College Financial Aid Office and Human Resources. Please see your Work-Study Agreement and www.nvcc.edu/workstudy for more information.
Please contact your Campus Work-Study Coordinator if you have any questions.