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Student Employment

The purpose of BU Student Employment at Belmont University is to assist in meeting the business needs of the University, to provide University students with financial support in pursuit of their academic goals, and to provide opportunities for academic, or administrative and business-related job experience. The job duties and responsibilities of student employees vary greatly, and may or may not be related to the student’s field of study.  There are two different kinds of BU Student Employment groups:  Belmont Student Employees (BSE) and Federal Work-Study (FWS).

Belmont Student Employees (BSE)
Belmont Student Employees (BSE) make up the majority of student workers on campus and are a valuable asset to the greater university community.  BSE student wages are solely paid for by the department for which they work.

Federal Work Study (FWS)
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a financial aid program that allows students to work on-campus or with approved off-campus community service employers to earn money to pay for college expenses.  Eligible students are awarded FWS when they complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Being awarded FWS with financial aid can help a student be eligible for part-time jobs, both on- and off-campus, that they may not have otherwise been eligible for.  The FWS program encourages employment in community service and in fields related to your major of study.  There are many FWS jobs available to choose from, but unlike BSE positions, FWS jobs are funded through Student Financial Services.  For eligibility, program requirements, and other questions, please check out the Federal Work-Study FAQ’s.