Your Guide to Federal Work-Study

If you've been awarded Federal Work-Study as part of your Financial Aid Award package, please read and follow these steps to begin the work-study process.

Follow These Steps:

1. Check your Champlain MyMail account regularly for reminders and updates

All communication about the Federal Work-Study Program will arrive via email to your Champlain College MyMail account.

2. Gather the necessary ID for completion of the Federal I-9 Form

In order to complete your I-9 form, the Department of Homeland Security requires specific ID that establishes both identity and employment authorization. Visit for a list of acceptable identification and bring it with you to campus; photocopies are not accepted. You will not be able to begin work without this ID.

3. Search for a job

Detailed, step-by-step instructions for logging in to and using JobSpot will be sent to your Champlain MyMail account in mid-August. Instructions are also available at

4. Complete onboarding once hired

Once you’ve been hired, you’ll receive an email from Workday (, the College’s hiring and time-entry system, that will include a link to onboarding. Complete all the forms in onboarding.

Complete the online section of the federal I-9 form. Then bring the required ID (no photocopies) to the Enrollment Service Center (ESC), located on the first floor of Perry Hall.

5. Receive "Student Can Begin Working" email

You and your supervisor will receive an email from Workday stating that you may begin to work. (Do not start working until you receive this email.) If you do not receive this email within three business days of being hired, contact your supervisor.

6. Begin working!

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