Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Student Financial Services

Welcome to Student Employment at Wheaton!

Posted on June 26, 2013

Wheaton’s Student Employment program provides students the opportunity to work to help defray college expenses and to gain valuable, long-lasting skills.

There are two employment programs for students at Wheaton:  Federal Work Study (FWS) and Wheaton Work (WW).  Federal Work Study is awarded to students who apply for and receive need-based financial assistance.  Students with this type of funding are given priority for jobs and may be employed by any department that has a student employment budget.  We do not hold a set number of jobs, or specific jobs, for students with FWS funding.

Students who do not qualify for need-based assistance may seek employment through the Wheaton Work program.  Students receive Wheaton Work awards when they are employed by a department  that has available Wheaton Work funds.  Wheaton Work funding is much more limited.

Please be advised that the College does not guarantee the availability of on-campus employment for all students.  The Student Employment staff is available to assist students who have difficulty finding employment.

Students who wish to work on campus must start their job search immediately upon arrival on campus.  All available jobs will be posted on the Student Employment website: http://www.wheatoncollege.edu/seo, beginning the week before classes.  There is also a Student Employment job fair held during the first week of classes.  All students interested in working on campus are encouraged to attend.

Once a student is hired to work on-campus, there are a number of forms to complete to get the student on Wheaton’s payroll.  One of these forms in the I-9 form.  The I-9 requires that employees provide specific and original documents to prove that an employee is eligible to work in the United States.   Below you will find a list of documents that your student may choose from.  This is not the complete list.  The official list of documents you can choose from can be found on the USCIS website:  http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis.

This is a list of the most common forms we see in our office:

One document from this list will satisfy the requirement:

  • US Passport or US Passport Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Employment Authorization Document

Or, a combination of one document from each of the following lists:

  • State issued driver’s license
  • Wheaton College Student ID
  • US Military card


  • Social Security Card
  • Original or Certified Birth Certificate from the U.S.

If you are unable to find employment on-campus, Career Services provides current listings of off-campus, non-work study, part-time and summer jobs.  These job postings can be found through Career Connections on the Career Services website: http://wheatoncollege.edu/career-services/

Again, we encourage you to begin the job search early when you arrive on-campus.  This will allow you to take advantage of the valuable resources available to you.  Please feel free to contact Student Financial Services at sfs@wheatoncollege.edu if you have any questions.

Best Wishes for a successful school year!

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