Federal Work-Study community partners

​Most questions can be answered by reading the Federal Work-Study Off-Campus Employer Manual​​.​

Important things to know

  • When hiring, be sure to obtain a Job Referral Form from the student during the interview to be certain the student has been awarded with FWS.

  • Obtain a copy of the student's schedule, as you cannot schedule students to work when they are scheduled to be in class.

  • Students can only work a maximum of 20 hours a week during the term.

  • Students must be enrolled at least half time in order to work.

  • Students must be paid in a timely manner. Late timesheet approval by supervisors can significantly delay the receipt of funds to students. If supervisor approval is submitted to our office late three times, we may be forced to end your contract with us.