College Work Study/College Employment


A student at Marist can either be employed under our Federal Work Study Program or our Campus Employment Program. View all available on-campus jobs


As of December 31, 2015, the minimum wage has been increased to $9.00 per hour. Marist College is legally obligated to pay every student employee this amount. Undergraduate student employees are paid the minimum wage; graduate students are eligible to earn up to $10.50 per hour.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

Federal Work Study is a need-based, financial aid program. Students eligible for work-study are those who have applied for aid and have been awarded a work study allocation. Unlike other financial aid programs that are credited directly to a student's account, CWS must be earned through working on campus. Although work study is included in a student's financial aid package, it is not guaranteed. The student will receive a bi-weekly paycheck based on hours worked.

Job Fair

A Job Fair is held in September for all incoming freshmen and transfer students awarded CWS.

Many departments on campus are represented at the job fair and are ready to hire work-study candidates. This event is communicated to the students through a summer mailing.

The first 2 weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters are reserved for hiring work-study students ONLY, unless special circumstances exist.

  • During the year, the Office of Student Financial Services will post any available on-campus positions on the web site.
  • A student may also be hired directly by the departments that are seeking student employees.

Campus Employment (CE)

Campus Employment allows students, regardless of financial need, the opportunity to work on campus. Students who have special skills, or experience (ex. Computer skills, lifeguards) or work schedules that certain positions on campus require, may be hired at any time. After the 2 week period for work study hire only, (beginning of Fall and Spring semesters), ALL students are eligible to apply for available jobs.

* All graduate and international students are hired through campus employment