Work-Study Program
EligibilityDakota Wesleyan’s work-study program is available to students who are granted a work-study award on their financial aid letter. To determine if you are eligible for the work-study program, contact the financial aid office.

Purpose
The work-study program at Dakota Wesleyan is designed to provide convenient employment opportunities to our students with demonstrated financial need. Rather than a “dead-end job,” DWU work-study positions serve as training experiences allowing students the opportunity to build upon their internal resources and learn valuable career skills they can utilize after college. This training also establishes meaningful relationships between student-workers and their supervisors, helping each student develop as both an individual and employee and making their time at Dakota Wesleyan more fulfilling.

Benefits
Students who work a moderate number of hours per week on campus are proven to perform better academically. In addition, this financial aid award is not a loan you must pay back; you earn it, and use it as you see fit. The work-study program also offers a convenient employment opportunity: it allows you to work on campus, often between classes and with your fellow students.

Frequently Asked Questions


Important Forms for Student-Workers

Confidentiality Agreement

I-9 Immigration Form

Supervisor Performance Evaluation Form (partial)

W-4 Income Tax Withholding Form
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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