Other Financial Assistance
Student Employment Opportunities
The University provides a number of student employment opportunities not based on financial need. Wages vary and are paid by the employing department of the University. To find out about such opportunities, students should attend the Part-Time Job Expo organized during the first week of classes in the fall semester. On campus job opportunities are posted in a variety of places: the SOLAR system, FSA, and through the Career Center's ZebraNET online jobs database.
The Faculty Student Association (FSA), which operates an array of auxiliary business services and programs for the campus such as Campus Dining Services, University Bookstore, Matthew's Medical Bookstore, and the Seawolves MarketPlace, employs students in a wide range of capacities.
The FSA Student Staffing Resources Office (SSR) provides résumé building, training, internships, student entrepreneurship and employment opportunities and offers many other resources to provide students with hands-on work experience, skill development, and a source of income. SSR is dedicated to providing placement, advising, and special training programs for its on-campus employment and internship opportunities. FSA also offers a range of scholarship and work-incentive awards to student staff who demonstrate excellence or innovation in job performance.
To apply, students should submit an FSA Student Employment application to Suite 250 in the Stony Brook Union, or complete an online application at http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/fsa/employment/ssr .
If a student's parents belong to a union or fraternal group, the student could be eligible for financial aid. Other sources of scholarships include Boy or Girl Scouts, Chambers of Commerce, Daughters of the American Revolution, Elks, Junior Achievement, and Parent-Teacher Associations.
Scholarships and Grants from Private Sources
Many private student aid programs are available. Awards may be based on need, need plus other criteria, or other criteria alone. Students are encouraged to investigate scholarships for which they may be eligible. Among the criteria considered may be academic achievement, artistic talent, athletic ability, career plans, community activities, leadership potential, parents' employers, proposed college major, religious affiliation, and special interest.
Job Locator Service
The Career Center's Job Locator Service provides job listings for paid, part time work off campus through ZebraNET, its online jobs database. Some off campus employers require students to have transportation; others are on the bus or train routes.
Often organizations of professionals in specific career fields will provide scholarships, fellowships, or internships for college students. To learn more about professional associations, visit the Career Center.