Thursday – July 27, 2017

Work-Study Information


Next open session for accepting student worker enrollment forms:

  • Monday, July 31st to Friday, August 4th, 1pm to 4pm daily


What is Federal Work-Study?

  • A Federal Work-Study (FWS) award on your Financial Aid Offer letter is an offer to get a part-time job through the Work-Study program. The number of hours you are able to work per week is calculated using the following formula:  Award amount divided by 16 weeks divided by hourly pay.
  • Work-Study is different from other types of financial aid because you do not receive Work-Study monies until you locate a job and begin working.
  • An ideal work-study position would be using the skills you are learning in your program at MATC.



Step 1

When completing your financial aid, make sure to select work-study.


Step 2

Award Notification:

  • You will know whether you have been awarded Federal Work-Study when you receive your financial aid award letter.
  • If your award letter does not include FWS and you are interested in the program, please contact the MATC Financial Aid Office at 414-297-6282 or via e-mail at
  • As long as you are enrolled in a minimum of six credits and qualify, you will be put on a waiting list until funds become available.



All student workers must complete a one time, 45 minute new hire orientation before starting work as a student worker. The orientation will cover procedures for submitting time records, work site expectations, college policies regarding student workers, and other related student worker information. Scheduled orientation dates, times, and locations are below and are first come, first serve. 

Orientations start on time. Late arrivals will not be allowed to enter and will be required to attend another session.


Online orientation coming soon. Check back in late July 2017 for more information. 


Work location options:

ON CAMPUS Employment: Opportunities for employment on campus include positions in counseling areas, bookstore, Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, math/science area, computer science area, student activities and the gym. Job duties may include peer tutoring, clerical work and data entry.

OFF CAMPUS Employment: You must complete 1 full semester of on campus employment before you are eligible for off campus employment.

Off Campus employment offers more flexibility of hours as students can work at non-profit agencies throughout the city including hospitals, community centers, schools, government offices to name just a few. Contact Jenny McGilligan in the MATC JOBshop to learn more about these opportunities at or 414-297-6302

A very limited number of work-study positions may be available that are paid by the college for students not eligible for the Federal Work-Study program. These positions are listed on the same site as the work-study jobs but will have the word "Budgeted" in the title.


For Faculty or Staff

Student Worker Request Form

Supervisor Resources and FAQ