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Federal Work Study

Hire a part-time student at no cost to your department through the Federal Work Study program.  Support student retention by providing career related experiences while strengthening your department's connection to the student culture. 

Federal Work Study Description:

The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program provides financial support for eligible students for jobs on-campus, in local schools and in the community.   Students may qualify for up to $6,000 per year through their financial aid and work part-time (up to 20 hours per week). 

Benefits of hiring a work study student 

  • Federal Work Study Program covers funding for the position, up to $6,000/per academic year 
  • Support student retention through campus employment 
  • Help support low income student in finding employment on campus

A successful Work Study experience should provide the student the opportunity for: 

  • Relevant, current career-related work experience 
  • Direct exposure and contact with employees in similar positions 
  • Ability to gain on the job training while demonstrating skills and knowledge acquired 
  • Flexibility to allow for curriculum-driven time conflicts 

Federal Work Study Documents and Resources

PARS QuickGuide - Work Study/Campus Internship

Diversity Hiring Guide

Handshake Guide (Create an Account)



Questions? Contact:


  Melissa Kraft

  Student Employment Coordinator



  Brandee Burt

  Advisor Financial Aid