The Quest Work-Study Program is designed as part of Financial Aid to assist students with the cost of their education while simultaneously meeting the operational needs of the University.
Students who are eligible for need-based aid will automatically qualify to be a part of the Work-Study Program.
If students are awarded scholarships but not need-based awards, they do not qualify for a Work-Study job but can apply for non-Work-Study employment at Quest.
At the end of April and prior to the beginning of the school year, on-campus Work-Study jobs (and a limited number of non-Work-Study jobs) will be posted. All students interested in working on-campus must apply for the desired positions and go through an employment application process. Students who are a part of the Work-Study Program and who apply before the deadline, will be guaranteed an on-campus work-study position.
All Work-Study campus employment positions pay $11.80 per hour, meaning that the maximum allocation of $1,416 would require working approximately four hours per week over the 32 weeks of classes in an academic year (minus the first week of each term).
Some positions will have regularly scheduled hours, while others may involve specific projects. All students will be responsible to a staff or faculty supervisor who will evaluate their performance and reliability. Students who fail to show up for scheduled work periods, or fail to perform satisfactorily may lose their work position and are not guaranteed a replacement position.
A limited number of opportunities to work these hours in a full or part-time capacity may be available for students arriving early owing to their obligation to sports teams or based on operational needs, or their leadership positions on campus, as well as in May following the end of the Spring Term.
Work-Study students are not required to accept an on-campus position; they may choose to take an off-campus job or make up their stated need in some other manner.
For more information about the Work-Study Program, contact Deidre.Plaatjes@questu.ca