All NEC students are welcome to work on campus regardless of their financial aid status. In fact, 60% of NEC’s student body participates in on-campus employment. Jobs range from administrative work to TA positions to performance opportunities, and can be viewed on NEC’s website under “Student Employment Positions.” Jobs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis at the discretion of NEC supervisors. Students are paid directly for their work on a bi-weekly schedule.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based fund that provides part-time employment opportunities within and outside of New England Conservatory to eligible domestic students. Eligibility for this program is determined by the results of the student’s FAFSA.
International students and domestic students who do not qualify for FWS are paid through NEC’s Student Aide program for their on-campus work.
Employment Paperwork and Payroll
US Citizens and Permanent Residents must complete the W-4 and I-9 forms prior to working on campus (these forms are also available in the Financial Aid Office). International students must first obtain a Social Security Card and then complete additional tax paperwork in person at the Financial Aid Office before working on campus.
After students complete their paperwork, they are added to ADP, NEC’s electronic payroll database. Registration instructions are emailed to students when their accounts are ready for use. All NEC students are required to register for direct deposit and receive payment on a bi-weekly schedule. Our comprehensive student employment handbook can be viewed under the “forms” section of the ADP home page.