Am I eligible for Federal or Tufts Work Study jobs?
if you receive financial aid AND it's included
in your package. Check your Financial Aid Award.
if you do
financial aid OR if it's
not included in
your Financial Aid Award Notice.
2. Look for jobs!
You'll find both
work-study and non work-study positions, and
both on and off-campus jobs.
Make sure you use all the search functions!
Check out TuftsLife
Scour the bulletin boards around campus,
Medford, Davis Square, etc.
3. Apply for
If you have an on-campus job, complete
all “Conditions of Hire” forms
5. If you have an off-campus work study job,
off-campus work study jobs can ONLY be at
community service, non-profit, or literarcy
supervisor needs to send the Student Employment Manager a
description of your position, including what
your duties and responsibilities will be.
an appointment with the Student Employment
manager (by calling Student Services at
617-627-2000) to discuss the approval of your
making the appointment, be sure to state that
the meeting will be to request approval of an
off-campus work-study position.
If this is your first time working through Tufts
student payroll, complete all forms in step 4
Double check to make sure you've completed the
steps found on
this information sheet.
Students with a work study job at the Museum of
Fine Arts or Museum School graduate students :
please be sure you complete all the steps
this information sheet.
Submit your hours to your supervisor on a weekly
Otherwise, how will Tufts know how much to
pay for your good work?
Information about Forms
Verification Form (I-9)
Every student employee must complete the student
portion of the I-9 form online through Employee Self
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires proof that employees are eligible to work
in the United States. This law applies to citizens
and non-citizens. An I-9 Form needs to be completed only once
during an employee’s tenure at Tufts unless he/she
leaves the University for more than one year or
his/her authorization to work has expired. Remember,
you are responsible for Section 1 of the I-9 Form
and proper identification documents must be
Direct Deposit Enrollment
The University will pay all student employees
exclusively via direct deposit. Students can have
their net pay directly deposited to a checking or
savings account at any financial institution they
choose, provided that the bank is a member of the
automated clearing house (ACH) network. The Human Resources Service Center pre-notes
all requests for direct deposit. Pre-noting is an
electronic test to the financial institution to
verify the transit-ABA #, account #, and name on the
account. During this process, a check is rendered
and can be retrieved in person at the front desk of
the Student Service Center (M-F, 9am-5pm) for
Medford campus students, at the Bursar/Cashier
office in Posner Hall for Boston campus students,
and directly from the departments for Grafton campus
students. After the first paycheck, students will
receive an eSEND (electronic statement of earnings
and notification of Deposit). eSEND is an electronic
(email) notification of payment of wages. This
system is in lieu of receiving a paper direct
deposit stub. Please check the
13-14 Student Employment Manual for more
The W-4 Form is used for declaring tax
withholdings for both the federal and state
governments. It should therefore be read and
completed carefully online. Incomplete documentation
(missing paperwork or forms filled out incorrectly)
will be returned to the hiring department. If the
employee would like to claim a different state
withholding than their federal counterpart, a Form
M-4, Massachusetts Employee’s Withholding Exemption
certificate, would be required.