The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) allows you to earn money for school by working at a federally-funded job on or off campus, and can cover personal, school-related and miscellaneous expenses. A FWS job also has the added bonus of giving you work experience in a positive and supportive environment. FWS positions are available to all students who meet eligibility requirements.
- Work-study jobs on campus are not guaranteed
- If you have received work-study in your aid package, you will have to apply for the job and be hired in order to receive your work-study wage.
- Wages are based on the type of work you do and the skills required.
- There are FWS jobs on campus and off campus.
- You cannot earn more than the amount awarded to you in your financial aid package.
- Work-study funds are paid out to you in the form of paychecks for work you have performed.
Apply for a Job
It is important to secure student employment if you wish to secure work-study funds. Please go online to ADP Workforce Now at the beginning of each term to find out about the availability of federal work-study jobs and other jobs on campus. You will need to fill out a standard student employment application and may be required to submit other documents, such as a resume. Campus supervisors then decide whom to interview and hire.
For more information or for assistance in applying for jobs, visit Advising and Career Development, located in Clarence T.C. Ching Hall, room 252.