Student Employment

As part of the financial aid award process, some students are packaged with on-campus employment to help them with the cost of attendance. At The College of New Rochelle, there are two ways a student may work on campus - campus employment and the Federal College Work-Study (CWS) Program.

Campus Employment
Campus employment is awarded to students who demonstrate suitability for the work program. The amount of work allocation varies. The hourly rate of pay is consistent with the Department of Labor's minimum wage scale. Application is made through the College Financial Aid Office and includes a CNR Financial Aid Application and Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Unlike the Federal College Work-Study Program, funds for employment come from the College, not the federal government.

Federal College Work-Study (CWS) Program
The College arranges jobs on campus for up to a maximum of 30 hours per week. The College ordinarily will award Federal Work-Study funds to students who meet the "exceptional need" criteria. Funds are awarded by the College based on either the statement of preference on the financial aid application or a personal interview with a Financial Aid Counselor.

The College makes employment reasonably available to all eligible students in the institution who are in need of financial aid and are suitable for the work program. In the event that more students are eligible for CWS than there are funds available, preference is given to students who have greater financial need and who must earn part of their educational expenses. The minimum salary level is $7.25 per hour.

To be eligible for the CWS program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or first-professional program as a matriculated student at an institution participating in the federal campus-based programs
  • Not be in default or refund status for any federal Title IV aid at any institution
  • If applicable, be registered with the Selective Service
  • Demonstrate financial need