There are many opportunities for a Messiah College student to have a
job on campus. Student Employment at Messiah College includes both
federal work study and institutional work assignments. Federal work
study assignments are given to students who have filed the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have demonstrated
financial need. Additionally, the College has an extensive
institutional work program, where students do not need to demonstrate
financial need via the standard need analysis formula. Both of these
options provide numerous opportunities to students, with an average of
nearly 1,000 academic year and 150 summer jobs being filled each year.
Most student assignments average around 10 hours per week during the
academic year and 40 hours per week during the summer.
Jobs are typically assigned to new students prior to arrival on
campus. Returning (current) students should talk to the Student Employment Office
and/or the supervisor in the area that they would like to work before
leaving campus in the spring. Supervisors and the Student Employment
Coordinator will work together to determine placements in campus job
All students considering an on-campus work
assignment should read the Student Employment Handbook. Additional
details on eligibility, locating available jobs, obtaining a job,
payroll-related items, and more are available on this website and by contacting
the Student Employment Office.