Student Employment

Student Employment

Students must qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program based on their eligibility as reflected on the FAFSA.

Student workers are paid bi-weekly by check from the accounting office. Checks are mailed to your home or campus mailbox. Direct deposit is available, but you will need to set this up in advance with the accounting office.

Undergraduate students in the student employment program:

  • Earn money for miscellaneous expenses.
  • Get hands-on experience and a feel for the "working world" while they're still in school.
  • Develop valuable work-related skills and professional behavior.
  • Build a stronger résumé.
  • Improve job search skills.

Sample student employment opportunities:

  • Academic Services: English composition tutor
  • Advancement Services: Office assistant
  • Aquatics Center: Lifeguard
  • Athletics Department: Intramural assistant
  • Campus Safety Department: Information desk assistant
  • Marketing and Communications Department: Marcom assistant and production assistant
  • Faculty Services: Biology lab assistant
  • Information Technology: End-user assistant
  • Library: Library assistant
  • Sports Medicine: Athletic training assistant
  • Hood College Theatre: Public relations assistant


Consult your financial aid award letter and check with the financial aid office at 301-696-3411. 


If you received federal work-study or campus employment as part of your financial aid award, you are eligible to be hired on campus for student employment. There are many offices that provide opportunities for students to enhance their skills while making a little extra cash.

Check out the job opportunities listed at Student Employment Opportunities.

Students who qualify for federal work-study have a unique opportunity to consider a service-oriented job in the Frederick community.

Opportunities are available with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Historical Society, the Red Cross, the Department of Social Services, United Way, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and many other organizations.

During fall orientation, there will be a job fair held for student employment.

Students will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from various departments on campus that have open positions. Many of them will have applications to fill out at their tables and may even interview you on the spot!

If you are interested in a community service job, representatives from various volunteer organizations in the Frederick community will be available during the Fall Service Fair. Students will have the opportunity to talk with these organizations concerning job opportunities in the Frederick area.

The main thing to remember is that a part-time job should be just part-time.

Balancing academics and campus involvement is an individualized process and may take a couple of weeks to figure out. Students involved in the student employment program work an average of 8-9 hours per week.

Students are paid by check around the tenth of each month for work performed during the previous month.

Students submit a timesheet to the financial aid office at the end of each month. Checks are issued by the accounting office and distributed in students’ campus mailboxes unless arrangements have been made for direct deposit. Direct deposit forms are available from the accounting office.

No. These funds will not be considered a credit against the student account unless the student applies his/her check to the accounting office to pay toward the bill.