|When can I begin to work?
Students can begin working and get paid once they have completed all work-study and payroll documents. As part of the process students must provide proper I.D. (e.g. U.S. Passport, or valid Drivers License and Social Security Card).
Note to current students: The Work Authorization form must be renewed each fiscal year (July 1).
When are timesheets due?
Timesheets are due by 12 p.m. on the last day of each pay period. Students must complete a biweekly timesheet signed by students and their supervisor.
Why was my timesheet not processed?
Late timesheets will not be processed until the following pay period.
Timesheets lacking correct dates or a supervisor's signature will not be processed. Students are required to complete all part and sign their timesheets as well as include the appropriate pay period dates.
How many hours can I work?
Students can work up to 20 hours a week during the semester and up to 40 hours a week during official university breaks. Students are required to take at least a half-hour break after working more than five consecutive hours. One half-hour will be deducted from a timesheet for each required break not taken.
Graduating students may not work after attending their final class or exam.
How do I receive pay?
Paychecks are mailed out or directly deposited into your bank account by the Payroll Office (80 Fifth Ave., 4th floor) on a bi-weekly basis.
Is Federal Work-Study taxable?
Federal Work Study income is taxable. Students are responsible for tax liability incurred.
What Gets Taken Out of My Paycheck?
Most paychecks have some money deducted. The following items are on the paychecks issued by the New School:
The total amount you've earned in this pay period.
The amount withheld for Social Security and Medicare.
Federal and State Tax
The amounts withheld for federal and state income taxes. These amounts are based on information you give your employer when you fill out tax withholding forms.
You may have other deductions.
This is the dollar amount of your check, after subtracting all deductions.
Do I have to file the tax withholding forms?
In order to work on campus, students need to fill out Federal and New York State Tax withholding and Employment Eligibility forms. Remember to use your permanent address on all of the forms.
If you are an international student, you will probably need individual assistance with these forms; please visit Human Resource for assistance. International students should use their U.S. address on these forms.
Please understand that the Student Employment Office cannot give you tax advice.