On Campus Employment
Benefits of On Campus Employment
On Campus jobs are student-friendly opportunities to work manageable hours and earn a little extra money. The hours are usually flexible, and you're able to work around your class schedule.
Types of Employment
There are two types of On Campus jobs at KCC: Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Regular Student Employment. You can be employed under one or the other program, but not both.
Federal Work-Study (FWS): A need-based, federally funded, college-administered program that allows you to earn a specified amount of money to help with college costs.
Interest in FWS is initially indicated in your FAFSA. The information you provide and KCC's policies help us determine your eligibility and the award amount.
After notification of eligibility, you need to apply for a job. For more information, see Federal Work Study Policies & How to Apply, available below in PDF Format to view and print if you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. See "Download Acrobat Reader" under the Related Links section.
Regular Student Employment: A program that offers On Campus, part-time jobs if you do not apply or qualify for FWS.
For both the Federal Work-Study and regular student employment, you must be enrolled for at least 6 credits in the UH System and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).
On Campus jobs are as diverse as the personnel needs of the college or university. Clerical, laboratory, library, and print shop assistants are but a few examples.
- The most efficient way to review the offerings is to log on to the UH SECE web site. For more information, see "UH Student Employment and Cooperative Education" under the Related Links section. Job descriptions and information about how to apply are posted for each position.
- On the SECE website, review the options and select one. Complete the online application process for the job. The employer will contact you for an interview. However, an interview does not guarantee a position.
- If hired, the employer will give you a new hire form to complete. He/she will forward the completed form to the Human Resources Office (see contact information below). The office will then inform the employer about your start date. Once you're hired, you and the employer will monitor your earnings to stay within the award limits.
You may also get information about FWS jobs at the Kekaulike Information and Service Center (see contact information below). Apply early for the best selections.
Rights and Responsibilities
By accepting a position, you become a member of a department that will depend on you. You should report to work on time, notify your supervisor when you will be late or absent, and dress appropriately for the work location. When requesting time off, consider the department's needs as well as your own.
Some positions may require access to confidential information, and abuse or misuse of such authorization is ground for dismissal.
If a problem develops on the job, the first point of contact should be the supervisor. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact the human resources office. Quitting should be a last resort.
If you're an FWS student, you cannot earn more than the award listed in your financial aid notification letter. It is your responsibility to monitor your earnings.