Employee Handbook


How Your Rate of Pay is Determined

FWS Positions vary in degrees of responsibility and expertise required. A committee comprised of financial aid staff members reviews all job descriptions at the time of submission. The committee then evaluates them using set criteria for grade assignment. All positions are classified in one of several grades.

Each position is classified based upon the level of skill, the amount of responsibility and previous experience or training required to perform the job. The specific rate within a grade is based upon the qualifications of the student and the recommendation of the supervisor. First time employees are not recommended for consideration for the top pay rate of the grade without written justification. There are no exceptions.