Students interested in a Work-Study job must start the process by visiting the Office of Student Financial Aid to pick up their authorization paperwork. Students must renew this eligibility paperwork annually.
Federal College Work-Study is a form of student financial assistance available through Rush University. Students must apply for financial aid and have their eligibility determined before participating in the Work-Study program.
The federal government pays approximately 75% of the student's wages, with their hiring department picking up the remaining 25%. Students will be paid on a bi-weekly basis and are considered Rush University Medical Center employees. First-time employees must complete an Employment Application, have a physical, TB test, and go through a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning their job.
Required Documents - available from Office of Student Financial Aid:
- Federal College Work-Study Authorization/Confidentiality Agreement -- must be signed by student and completed by hiring manager. The form should be returned to Student Financial Aid once it has been completed.
- Employment Application -- must be completed by student if they have never worked for the Medical Center. The application is available online, and students should apply to job number 2015-0733 (WORK STUDY STUDENT).
- HR Appointment/Pre-Employment Health Screen -- Student should expect to spend a minimum of 2 hours for this appointment. The appointment begins in HR, which is located on the 4th floor of the Armour Academic Center.
- Mandatory Pre-Hire Safety Screening Course -- An offer of employment with Rush is contingent on successful completion of the Pre-Hire Safety Screening course and test prior to the first day of employment.
Paychecks will not be issued unless all required forms and requirements are met.