University at Buffalo
Department of


Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Lab Assistants

EPGD Lab Monitor Responsibilities Checklist

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Work Study

Students who qualify for federal work study may work as a lab assistant for $10.40/hour. Monitors earning work study are expected to have a working knowledge of the Macintosh and graphics applications.

The amount of your work study award is for the entire academic year, ending June 30. You can work as many hours as your work study amount will permit, up to 12 hours per week while classes are in session. Your award must last through the end of a given semester. An $1800 award is good for about 6 hours a week for one for fall & spring semesters.

See the UB Federal Work Study Program site.


All requirements for filing initial forms and time sheets must be strictly followed, or payment cannot be guaranteed. Please refer to the information posted on the UB Federal Work Study Program site. Make special note of the following:

  1. Student’s must have received their Federal Work Study Appointment Form before accepting a position. The form must be signed and submitted before it expires to 120 Crofts Hall, no later than 3 days from the first day of work. Bring a copy of the form to the lab supervisor to fill out.
  2. State and federal tax forms and the I-9 form must filled out and submitted to 120 Crofts Hall no later than 3 days from the beginning day of work.
  3. Work Study Online Time-sheets must be filled out and submitted on the last day of each pay period. The payroll calendar is available through the UB Federal Work Study Program site. Late time-sheets will not be approved.
202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
(716) 645-6878
(716) 645-6970 fax
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