Work Study Program

The Hellenic College Holy Cross (HCHC) Work Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students regardless of financial need. The program encourages community service work as well as work related to courses of study. It also includes on-campus administrative positions available from a variety of school departments.

Pay and Hours
The hourly wage for Federal Work Study positions is the same hourly rate as the current Massachusetts minimum wage. Effective 1/1/2023 the minimum hourly wage is 15.00. Off campus positions pay a slightly higher wage rate due to travel expenses that may be incurred by the student.

Your award will accommodate an average of 15 to 20 hours of work weekly. This may vary depending on your other obligations and academic requirements. The maximum a student may work on campus is 20 hours per week.

Types of Jobs
There are several types of jobs both on-campus and off-campus:

  • Community Service – These are paid opportunities available through non-profit organizations that are directed toward improving the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals and individuals with specific needs.
  • The America Reads/America Counts Programs – These programs are designed to provide tutoring to area children in need of additional help in reading or mathematical competency. These have proven to be excellent ways for students to serve the needs of the community while obtaining rewarding and enriching experience through the Federal Work Study program.
  • On-Campus Employment – Part-time positions are available from most of the HCHC administration departments. Students awarded Work Study and interested in on-campus jobs should review the list of open positions.

Job Postings
During the first two weeks of school, position openings will be posted online and the job boards located in the Condakes Cafeteria and in the Human Resources office. Human Resources is located on the second floor of the Administration Building.

To be eligible for the Work Study Program, a student must maintain a 3.0 grade average and complete the Work Study Program Application. Federal Work Study positions are available to students who qualify. They require the same application process.

The contact person listed for a particular position will notify the candidate directly via email to arrange an interview and will also notify the candidate directly if he/she has been accepted or not accepted for the position.

If selected, the candidate must complete and submit the required forms to the Human Resources office located in the Administration Building. Forms can be accessed online or from the Human Resources Department and require completion only once, regardless of how many jobs the student may apply for.

How to Apply
Applying is easy! Simply follow these step-by-step instructions.

Hellenic College Holy Cross deposits all student employment earnings directly into the student’s bank account. To get this set up, the student must complete a Payroll Direct Deposit Form and bring a blank voided check or savings account information to the Human Resources office. Please know the student will receive one ‘live’ check prior to the direct deposit going into effect.

The student must complete his/her time sheets via the ADP payroll portal. This portal electronically routes time sheets to the student’s supervisor for approval and submits hours for payroll processing.

Student workers who do not submit their time sheets or submit them late will receive their compensation in the next scheduled payroll cycle.

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