Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with federal work study funds?
First, log into your LionJobs account, complete your profile and make sure to upload your resume. You can search for work study jobs and apply directly through the LionJobs system. You can find and apply for available positions including on-campus departmental work and off-campus work study opportunities.
Work Study eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. Recipients must be eligible under federal guidelines. Students may review their financial aid work study award through their student account in PROWL.
I don't have work study. Can I still work on campus?
Yes! Some departments such as Housing and the School of Film and Television hire students with non-work study funds. LMU also has vendors on campus (Sodexo, Jamba Juice, etc.) that hire students regardless of work-study eligibility. These positions can be found on LionJobs by filtering for "T-Work" or "LMU Vendors".
What are my options for part-time work outside of LMU?
There are many opportunities available for you to explore. The best tool to find off campus employment is Handshake, a job board run by the Office of Career and Professional Development. LMU's Job Location and Development (JLD) Program can also assist you in finding a job that fits your interests and schedule. Please contact SES to set up an appointment with the JLD Coordinator.
Also, check out the Community Connections Job Board to find part-time childcare, tutoring, personal assistant and freelance work.
I am a graduate student, what are my options?
Graduate students may apply to a variety of on-campus positions on LionJobs. Options for graduate students range from administrative positions to graduate assistantships and research assistantships to lab assistantships and more. Visit LionJobs to review information on current openings.
Where do I pick up my paycheck?
Paychecks are distributed by the Payroll Office and student employees are paid in accordance with the payroll calendar. After a pay date for which a student employee worked, paychecks will be available in the Payroll Office, located in University Hall Suite 1880. Students may also work with the Payroll Office to sign up for direct deposit. Students can review earnings in the iPay system.