Over 3,500 students are employed at LMU and work on and off campus in a variety of jobs. In most cases, students must apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive an award to allow them to work on campus. This work award is considered a form of financial aid. The following information is a summary of the different work awards and their requirements.
FWS is a need based federal funded work award which allows recipients to work on-campus during the academic year and earn up to the amount of their award. Federal work-study is offered up to $3,200 for the academic year. Students apply to work during the summer by completing the Summer Financial Aid application which is made available in the spring. Pay rates range from $8.00 to $12.00 per hour depending on the skill level required for the position. It is the student's responsibility to locate a position on campus. On average, students work 14 hours per week but are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week.
LMU Work is a LMU funded award which allows recipients to work on-campus during the academic year and earn the amount of their award. To be considered students must have completed the FAFSA and not qualify for Federal Work-Study. Awards are offered for up to $2,000 per year, as funding permits.
Graduate Assistantships are available to Graduate Students. Assistants are not eligible to receive over-time pay. Contact the Graduate Admissions Office for additional information or questions on current openings. Applications and Assistantship description can be found here.
MBA Research Assistantships
Teaching and Lab Assistantships
Students interested in an assistantship position should contact their school or department as limited positions are available each year.
Recipients can look for positions through Career Development Services.
Transfer Work is a LMU funded award for students. The work is directly funded by the employer’s department budget and allows recipients to work on-campus during the academic year and earn the amount of their award. If you were not awarded Federal Work-Study or Loyola Work, you may contact a prospective LMU employer directly to determine if their department budget has funding to hire you. If hired, the employer will notify you directly by email.
Students are responsible for ensuring that they do not earn over their work-study allocation. A collaborative effort should be made by both the student and the employer to track earnings. Students and employers can monitor their remaining work eligibility on their MyTime account. Click on the “banks” tab below to review how much you have been offered and how much remains for use. Students may not work beyond their work study allocation. When a student finds they are getting close to earning their total work study allocation, they should contact their supervisor to ensure they are aware. However, once the full work study allocation is earned, the student must stop working unless arrangements can be made directly through the supervisor.
Earnings from work are considered taxable income. You will need to determine whether you are required to file a federal or state tax return based on your total earnings from all sources in 2013. For more information regarding federal taxes, visit www.irs.gov/individuals/students. For California state tax information, visit www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals or the Web site for your state of residency.
For more information on working at LMU visit Career Development Services.
What is a Federal Work-Study job?