Campus update on student hourly workers

UW-Madison is offering income continuation to federal work-study students and all student hourly employees for the week of March 23 payable on April 9 (March B pay date) and the week of March 30, payable on April 23 (April A pay date).

Information for federal work-study students:

  • Income continuation allows UW-Madison to continue paying student hourly staff who were actively working in student jobs prior to the campus adjustment in operations.
  • You will be paid at your current pay rate for 10 hours per week, with payment scheduled for April 9 and April 23. If you have multiple Federal Work-Study jobs, you will be paid at your highest pay rate.
  • Your payment will be delivered in the same way you’ve received previous paychecks (via direct deposit or paycheck).
  • If you are currently in a Federal Work-Study job that permits you to work remotely, please work with your immediate supervisor to continue working at your current pay rate.

Information for all other student hourly employees:

  • Income continuation allows UW-Madison to continue paying student hourly staff who were actively working in student jobs prior to the campus adjustment in operations.
  • You will receive a lump sum amount of $130 per week with payment for one week scheduled for April 9 and payment for the second week scheduled for April 23.
  • Your payment will be delivered in the same way you’ve received previous paychecks (via direct deposit or paycheck) OR with a scholarship. Students who are receiving payment via scholarship will receive further communication.
  • If you are currently in a Student Job that permits you to work remotely, please work with your immediate supervisor to continue working at your current rate.

No student in a UW-Madison student hourly role will be terminated or disciplined if unable to perform duties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are strongly encouraged to prioritize their personal health and wellbeing, and to remain in close contact with their direct supervisor about the potential to work remotely as well as the current status of your specific job.

The primary goal is to provide financial relief to student hourly employees as quickly as possible without administrative delays. Payments are based on campus average hours and pay of student hourly staff.

While this income continuation is hopefully helpful, the average earnings may not represent anticipated individual earnings and this amount may not fully replace income needs during this challenging time.

There are additional Emergency Funds and Basic Needs support available to students:

  • The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) is available to help connect students to financial and other resources. Funds are available for all students, regardless of whether the student filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can get connected by reaching out via email at covid-19@finaid.wisc.edu or by completing the UW-Madison Emergency Assistance Form.
  • Students can also contact the Bursar’s Office at tuition@bussvc.wisc.edu for information on Deferred Tuition Payments.
  • The Open Seat food pantry has moved to a food-box pick-up model.
  • Many food pantries around Madison are still operating with outside drop-off systems.
  • The Basic Needs Team is available to further assist students in navigating resources to support Basic Needs. Students may contact the Basic Needs team directly: needs@finaid.wisc.edu.
  • The Dean of Students Office is also available to assist with questions about how to get connected to support resources during this challenging time. They can be reached via phone (608-263-5700), email (dean@studentlife.wisc.edu), or chat.

Please continue to check this website for future campus COVID-19 updates. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at student.employment@finaid.wisc.edu with immediate questions or requests for further support.