Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for direct deposit? Once I sign up for direct deposit, how long before I no longer get paid by paper check?
- Assistant 4 4919 by agreement, $12.58 – $23.00/hr as of 01/01/17: Under general supervision, Assistant 4's perform a variety of complex duties in support of academic research projects; perform clerical, manual, advising and/or public contact duties which require the use of specialized skills; and may, in addition, coordinate the work of a group of lower-level assistants. The Assistant 4 class is distinguished from the Assistant 3 class by the greater degree of complexity involved in research and related assignments, more frequent use of specialized skills, and/or the responsibility for coordinating the work of a larger group of assistants.
- Assistant 3 4920 by agreement, $11.85 – $18.82/hr as of 01/01/17: Under general supervision, Assistant 3's perform a variety of skilled duties in support of academic research projects, student advising, and contact with the public; perform clerical and manual duties requiring limited use of specialized skills; and may, in addition, coordinate the work of a group of lower-level assistants. Assistant 3 class is distinguished from the Assistant 2 class by the greater use of specialized skills and/or the responsibility for coordinating the work of one or more groups of assistants.
- Assistant 2 4921 by agreement, $11.50 – $15.34/hr as of 01/01/17: Under supervision, Assistant 2's perform a variety of clerical and/or manual related duties which are usually semi-skilled in nature and do not require extensive skill, training, or experience.
Note: Specific examples of job duties are defined by the appropriate user departments.
- Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy, (858) 534-8298, deals with issues that involve unwanted sexual attention.
- Workers’ Compensation, (858) 534-4785, assists employees who have a work-related injury or illness.
- Office of the Ombuds, (858) 534-0777, an alternate channel for confidential, neutral, and informal dispute resolution
The Student Employment Office can answer questions regarding student employment on campus and federal work-study. Unfortunately that does not cover specific tax related questions, but we can provide you with links to local and IRS resources that can assist you: Click here to find information about your tax related questions. If you need help preparing your taxes the San Diego Public Library assists in tax preparation. Look at their calendar of events in order to see when you can go in and get help. If the San Diego Public Library does not work for you, you can search here for free tax preparation services nearby.
- Be a UC San Diego undergraduate student enrolled in a minimum of 6 units.
- Must pay UC San Diego Student Services Fees each quarter you are working.
- Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in a program leading to a degree, according to federal standards.
- Have been offered and officially accepted a work-study award for the current academic year.
There are three programs offered to students at UC San Diego.
- Federal Program- funded by the Federal government; educationally-related and/or community service positions that are on-campus or with local nonprofit, governmental or community-based organizations.
- Reading/Math Tutoring Program- funded by the Federal government; work as a reading tutor with pre-K through 6th grade students and/or family literacy programs or as a math tutor, K through 9th grades. Both assist school children in developing or improving their reading and/or math skills and are with school districts and other nonprofit agencies.
- University Program - funded by UC for campus positions.
If you would like to use your work-study award in your current on-campus job, contact the Timekeeper in your department to make them aware that you have an award they may utilize.
Port Triton, use the Advanced Search tab. In Position Type, select (one or all of the following): On-Campus: Work-Study not required but may be used; On-Campus: Work-Study Required and/or Off-Campus: Work-Study Required.
It is the same as a "regular" job. You work hours and receive a paycheck. The Federal government pays a portion of your wages and the employing department pays the other portion.
Once you are working, you submit hours worked and receive a paycheck for those hours. You can earn up to the dollar amount of your work-study award. Once the award amount has been earned, it is up to the employing department to determine if your job will continue.
All jobs are competitive and may require a resume and interview. If you are having difficulty securing a work-study job, contact Mary Lewis to schedule an appointment to discuss.
A work-study award is not a loan. It is an award for you to earn and use. There is no penalty if the award is not earned. You do not pay it back.
Yes, if you earn enough according to IRS tax rules.