Work Study Program
Work Study Program UpdateDuring the summer 2012, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities canceled the Ontario Work-Study program to make way for the new Ontario Tuition Grants program. As a result of the Ministry’s actions the Work Study Program became the so/le responsibility of the University. We have conducted a review of this program and have made changes to the amount of funding available. We are pleased to announce that the Guelph Work-Study Program (GWSP) will now fund approved student to a maximum of $1500 per semester ($3,000 for a fall/winter two-term approval). This change becomes effective this current academic year (F12/W13/S13).
What is the work study program?
Work study is an on-campus part-time job program to assist students with financial need meet their educational costs by working part-time during the study year.
Who can apply?
- Undergraduate students registered in an academic term who maintain a minimum registration of 1.5 credits (1.0 credits for permanently disabled students) for the term applied.
- Graduate students registered in full-time studies.
- All students must have a valid social insurance number.
Where can I obtain an application?
Financial Need Assessment forms and Work-Study job postings are usually available and posted two weeks before the start of the each semester. Deadline dates to submit the Financial Need Assessment (N.A.F) form are as follows: Summer term will be the third Friday of every June; Fall/Winter term will be the third Monday every January. N.A.F.s submitted after these dates will not be processed, however, approved students may still apply to 'open' positions listed. The N.A.F. can be printed from the 'Forms/Documents' page or can be picked from the office. Completed applications can be dropped in the red drop boxes just inside the gates on the 3rd Floor, University Centre. We will also accept email scans to email@example.com or faxes to 519-823-9421.
What happens after I apply for the program?
Within 5 - 10 working days you will be notified by email of your eligibility to participate in the work study program (due to the volume of applications expect delays for the first two weeks of the fall semester). You can then search for a work study position. You will have an interview with the perspective employer. Once hired, you will become an employee of the hiring department.