Non-Federal Work-Study FAQs

The following frequently asked questions apply to students who had active jobs (non-Federal Work-Study) at the time residential instruction was suspended.

Yes, we encourage all students who can work remotely to continue to do so. Please connect with your supervisor to confirm your schedule and continue to enter your hours using the normal payroll time entry system.

Students who can no longer work will be provided with two weeks of wages, based on your scheduled spring 2020 weekly hours, for the period of March 23-April 5.

No, your supervisor will enter time for you based on your normally scheduled spring 2020 hours for the period of March 23-April 5.

Your supervisor will estimate the hours you would have worked.

Yes, if you can work remotely, you are still eligible to work up to 20 hours per week. If you are unable to work remotely, you will be paid two weeks of wages based on your normally scheduled weekly hours.

Yes, based on the guidance below:

  • If you can work both positions remotely, you will continue to receive wages.
  • If you can only work your non-FWS position remotely, your FWS position will pay you based on your normally scheduled hours, up to your full award, for the remainder of the semester (May 6).
  • If you can only work your FWS position remotely, your non-FWS position will pay you two weeks of wages, based on your scheduled weekly hours.
  • If neither position provides remote work capabilities, your FWS position will pay you based on your normally scheduled hours, up to your full award, for the remainder of the semester through May 6, and your non-FWS position will pay you two weeks of wages, based on your scheduled weekly hours, for March 23-April 5.

If you are seeking another job, the Student Employment Services is here to provide guidance. You can contact us at cuseworks@syr.edu or 315.443.2268. You can also check Handshake, Syracuse University’s career management tool, for any new job opportunities, including those being offered remotely. The Center for Learning and Student Success also offers students to secure paid tutoring opportunities.

You may file an appeal with Student Employment Services and Financial Aid for consideration of additional aid.

Please contact Student Employment via email cuseworks@syr.edu or call 315.443.2268.