Federal Work Study

Student Application
School/Department: Office of Financial Aid
Primary Location: Cochran
Position: Student
Job Type: Part Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Perform clerical or data entry tasks and file important documents accordingly.
  • Prepare outgoing mail as assigned.
  • Scan, copy and retrieve documents as required by Financial Aid Office
  • Assist in separating and time-stamping incoming mail for distribution.
  • Make phone calls to prospective and enrolled students.
  • Support the front office staff, covering the reception area, as needed.
  • Copy, sort, and compile various financial packets for outreach recruitment events.
  • Maintain all work areas in a clean and organized manner.
  • Maintain his/her academic work load while handling a work study job opportunity.
  • Must be dependable and prompt.
  • Must adhere to the code of confidentiality of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements as aligned with the University System of Georgia and MGA.
  • Be cordial to all students, staff, faculty and visitors entering the office.


  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 and be enrolled at MGA for at least 6 hours, 12 hours preferably.
  • Maximum work hours per week is 19.
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress


  • A student worker must have knowledge of computers and different software programs.
  • Any prior job experience in an office environment is helpful, but not necessary.


  • Screening of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain posted until filled. 

Pay Rate:

  • $9.00 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity

Middle Georgia State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity. It is the policy of the Middle Georgia State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, please contact the Middle Georgia State University Office of Human Resources at 478.471.2010. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Other Information:

Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values - Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect - that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

Middle Georgia State University is committed to four core values in what we do and represent: CORE VALUES: Stewardship - Engagement - Adaptability - Learning

Background Check:

Employment offer is contingent upon completing a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your employment eligibility with MGA, as determined by MGA in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application material and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

TO APPLY: Applicants for all Student Assistant jobs are required to have completed a FAFSA for this academic year. Interested applicants should complete an online application at https://www.mga.edu/human-resources/jobs/applications/student-worker-application.php. Please put the position you are applying for as “Financial Aid”.

Student Application

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