Student Employment Program
The Student Employment Program is designed to assist students in meeting their financial obligations while providing "hands on" career building opportunities. Students must live on-campus and be packaged with student employment during the Admissions process in order to be eligible to participate in the Student Employment program. Participating students are assigned to on-campus and off-campus positions.
Job Assignments & Scheduling
Most incoming students will be placed in Hospitality Services for their first academic award year at MVC. In the academic award years to follow students can request specific work study jobs that they would prefer to be employed through. Our job placement policy is strategic to help students develop a sense of responsibility along with building credentials to help prepare students for entrance into the job market upon graduation. All students are expected to report to their supervisor for scheduling during the first week of classes for the fall and spring semesters. Failure to report during the first week of classes could result in being transferred or terminated from the program.
There is no penalty for choosing not to participate in the program. Students who do not want to participate should contact the Student Employment Coordinator immediately upon making the decision.
Transferring between jobs is possible and will only be considered if the current supervisor will release the student worker or there are medical limitations that prohibit the worker from successfully carrying out job responsibilities. To request a transfer, a Transfer Request Form must be completed. Transfers are on a case-by-case basis and at the approval of the Coordinator.
The Student Employment Pay Structure
The Student Employment program is designed to offer students a means to help defray the cost of a college education while giving them practical work experience. Students are eligible to earn up to $935 each semester - $1,870 annually. Students must work in order to receive work study payments and are required to complete timesheets for each pay period. There is no penalty if a student does not finish working their allotted hours each semester; however, the student will only be paid for the hours that are completed.
The pay period runs from the 16th of each month to the 15th of the following month, while some pay period months may be shortened or lengthened due to holiday breaks. Earnings are directly deposited in the student's bank account, typically on the 25th of each month (with exceptions if the 25th is on a weekend and holiday breaks) for work completed during the previous pay period.
Most on campus jobs pay $7.70 per hour and students may work up to 121.50 hours per semester. Off campus jobs typically pay $10.00 per hour and students may work up to 93 hours per semester. Students are required to monitor their hours each pay period. If a student is working up to 93 hours per semester they can work up to 23.25 hour per pay period. Students are not allowed to work over their pay period or semester allotment unless approved by the Student Employment Coordinator. Students are not allowed to earn more than $1,870 per year.
Timesheets & Work Productivity
Students are expected to keep their timesheets up to date, with exceptions of a supervisor having an approved alternative time keeping system in place. Timesheets are due in the Student Employment Office no later than the 16th of each month (with exceptions of holiday breaks and weekends), students and supervisors will be notified if the due date has changed. The Student Employment Coordinator will contact supervisors and students via MVC email one week prior to the due date as a reminder to turn in their timesheets. It is the responsibility of the student worker to ensure that their supervisor turns in the completed timesheets into the Student Employment Office each month ON TIME, late timesheets may not be paid until a later pay date. Both the student and supervisor must sign the timesheet, if the supervisor signature is missing this may result in no payment to the student. Each student should complete his or her timesheet thoroughly and keep a log of the hours completed to avoid any discrepancies between the records of the Student Employment Office, the supervisor, and the student. If a student is discovered stealing time, falsifying time cards, or is working while scheduled to be in classes, the result may be automatic termination without reinstatement into the Student Employment Program.
Failure to meet the requirements set by the supervisor or the student employment contract may result in disciplinary actions, notification to the parents or guardians, and/or termination from the Student Employment program without reinstatement.
Conditions & Terms of Financial Aid Employment
In addition to the Institutional Student Employment program, the College also employs students under the Federal Work Study program. Eligible students will be place in on-campus and off-campus locations. Students are limited to an average of 10 – 20 hours per week and cannot exceed the $935 awarded for each term, unless approved by the Coordinator. Students must have a valid Student Aid Report (SAR) on file and be Pell eligible in order to be considered for the Federal Work Study program.