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I'm Eligible - Now What?

I’m eligible – now what?

Choose your campus for information on your next steps for FWS:

Morgantown Campus

Federal Work Study positions for the upcoming academic year become available for application  beginning June 1 each year.

Infographic on steps to locate a Federal Work Study Job - Alt steps for infographic listed below

After accepting work study on  STAR:
  1. Log into MountaineerTRAK located on the top right of this page;
  2. Upload your available work schedule or a copy of your class schedule to your MountaineerTRAK profile;
  3. Upload a resume to your MountaineerTRAK profile – if you need assistance creating a resume, contact Career Services at 304-293-2221. Don’t forget to include any community service or high school jobs (such as babysitting, lawn care etc);
  4. Apply for up to three FWS jobs (make your selection from FWS jobs only). The hiring supervisor for the job(s) you apply for will review the information you submit through MountaineerTRAK and contact you,  generally within 2 to 3 weeks after you apply asking for an interview or offering you the position.
  5. Monitor your student MIX email. Once you are hired, you will receive a notification through your MIX email providing specific details on your position.
  6. Process for payroll.

Once you are hired, you will receive a notification through your MIX email providing specific details on your position.


Beckley Campus

After accepting work study on STAR:

  1. Review  Student Job Openings to determine what Federal Work Study positions interest you.
  2. Contact the employer to request the “Student Employment Work Authorization” form.  This is the contact person listed no the job description.
  3. Visit the Financial Aid Office. They will review and sign the form before you move on to the next step.
  4. Take the form to the  Human Resources Office for processing and authorization.  Once everything is completed and payroll is ready to go, Human Resources will provide you with the completed "Student Employment Work Authorization" form identifying when you can start work.
  5. Once Human Resources has completed the form, return to the employer to provide them with the finalized version so they know you are ready to go!

Keyser Campus

After accepting work study on  STAR: