WORK STUDY PROGRAMS

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This provides part-time employment opportunities for full-time students at USIU-Africa who demonstrate financial need.

Campus Work Opportunity (CWO)

The Campus Work Opportunity (CWO) program provides part-time employment opportunities for full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Complete the relevant financial aid application forms and processes.

  • Continuous enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

  • Be willing to work for 10-15 hours per week for a maximum of 195 hours per semester in the assigned department in the university at the stipulated hourly rate.

Resident Assistantship (RA)

The program is restricted to undergraduate students meeting the eligibility criteria. There are four slots for Resident Assistantships i.e. two female and two male students. Whenever positions become vacant, they are advertised on internal communications mediums.

Applicants are selected through an interview process conducted by both the Financial Aid and the Housing Offices. Resident Assistants support the Housing Officer in administrative duties in return for room and board in the university hostel.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Demonstrate ability to cater for their tuition costs.

  • Continuous enrollment as a full-time student with a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 3.0 or better and maintain the same to remain eligible.

  • Have attained sophomore level

  • Demonstrate leadership, organizational and decision-making skills, as well as an ability to work within a team.

  • Have a clean disciplinary record

  • Be willing to work for a renewable period of one year.

  • Have positive evaluations from the Head of Housing for continued eligibility

Graduate Assistantship

The Graduate Assistant [GA] program is for full-time graduate students who have demonstrated financial need and good academic achievement. Graduate Assistants assist faculty with research work, conducting seminars, and teaching selected classes for up to 20 hours per week for 13 weeks each semester.

Positions for Graduate Assistantship are dependent on faculty needs and will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Complete appropriate Financial Aid application procedures.

  • Continues enrollment as a full-time graduate student.

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better and maintain to remain eligible.

Doctoral Teaching & Research Assistantship

The Doctoral Teaching and Research Assistant programs are available exclusively to doctoral students. Teaching and Research Assistants will assist faculty with research work, conducting seminars, and teaching selected classes for up to 20 hours per week for 13 weeks each semester. The hourly wage for these programs will be Kshs.200. A total of 260 hours shall be worked per semester and payments done at the end of every semester after all the time sheets have been received in the Financial Aid office.

Teaching and Research Assistant’s positions are dependent on faculty needs and will be awarded on competitive basis on a first come, first served basis.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Complete appropriate Financial Aid application procedures.

  • Must be in session during the semester he/she is on either of the programs

  • Have an incoming cumulative GPA of 3.3 from their graduate program and maintain it for continued eligibility.

  • Register for a minimum of 6 units per semester for continuity eligibility.

Work Study Programs Application Requirements

  • A typed letter indicating the name of the aid program applied for and why you need financial aid.

  • Certified copies of at least two (2) of the following documents are required to verify last family income.

    • The bank statements for the last three months (REQUIRED)

    • The most current pay slip

    • Retirement , retrenchment or dismissal letter

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