TWSP Employer Frequently Asked Questions
The Trent Work Study Program offers up to $2000 in partial funding of student employee positions to employers in the Trent University community. Each year our employer partners host hundreds of Trent Work Study Program funded positions, providing students with opportunities to develop skills, prepare for their careers, and earn additional income to help with their educational costs.
Any on-campus student employer can apply to receive funding. Current and past employers include academic and administrative departments, faculty, campus service providers.
The funding runs through the Fall and Winter terms and applications for funding are accepted during a determined period prior to the start of term.
Each student can only be employed by one department for a maximum of 10 hours/week.
Students employed in TWSP funded positions must meet the eligibility requirements and must have received an eligibility confirmation email each term that they are employed. It is up to employers to ensure that their student employees are eligible in order to receive funding.
If you receive TWSP funding for one or more positions, you are responsible for paying your student employees and submitting for reimbursement on a per term basis. During the Fall term reimbursement requests will be accepted for work completed between the first day of Undergraduate classes in the Fall until the end of December. During the Winter term reimbursement requests will be accepted for work completed between the first day of Undergraduate classes in the Winter and the last day of March. The reimbursement request form is available at the end of each term and can be found in the myTrent portal under Support-> Financial Aid.
Below are some frequently asked questions to help guide employers.