Work-study is a part-time employment program for students with financial need. CalArts offers both federal work-study and institutional work-study. Work-study eligibility is awarded after grants, scholarships, loans and other financial aid. International students may be eligible for CalArts (institutional) work-study.
CalArts encourages students who are receiving Federal Work Study to participate in community-based services, including CAP. CalArts supports this program and has contracted with a number of community service nonprofit organizations interested in hiring students.
Please contact departments/offices to find out the availability of work-study positions on campus for the Spring 2014 semester.
Students who have been awarded work-study may begin to work once they have:
- Completed registration each semester AND
- Completed a hiring form with the hiring supervisor and submit it to the Human Resources/Payroll Office.
- If this is your first time working at CalArts, you will also be required to complete a W4 and I-9 (federal employment paperwork) in the Human Resources/Payroll Office.
Important information about work study:
- Hourly wages are at least the federal minium wage but may be higher, depending on the position. Minimum wage is $8.00 per hour.
- See the Pay Calculator (pdf) to estimate your earnings.
- Work-study students must complete timesheets for each pay period before they will be paid. Students are paid every other week and paychecks may be picked up at the Cashier's Office.
- During regular academic semesters, domestic students may work a maximum of 8 hours a day and 25 hours per week.
- International students may work up to 20 hours a week.
- During breaks, students may work a maximum of 8 hours a day and up to 40 hours per week.