In an academic year, Williams employs approximately 1,400 students in more than 50 departments and offices across campus, who collectively work more than 170,000 hours.
The opportunity to work on campus is offered to nearly all financial aid recipients. Typically, first-year students work 6 to 8 hours per week and use their earnings to help pay personal and travel expenses. More information regarding general student employment can be found through our Human Resources website.
While the financial aid award indicates a maximum you may earn in a campus job, you may work fewer hours if you choose, and you arrange your own work schedule in consultation with your supervisor. Campus earnings limits are calculated by the college and are based on class year. They are considered reasonable work limits that allow students to contribute financially toward their education without interfering with their studies or involvement in extracurricular activities.
Generally, we do not allow students to earn over the maximum set in their packages (which typically amounts to 7 to 8 hours a week during the academic year), which means you should take care to schedule your work hours so that you will not exceed your limit. If you feel you need to work more, schedule an appointment with us to discuss your situation.
We also include a standard amount of earnings from your summer employment in your overall expected family contribution. For information, visit the Family Responsibility page of this website.