Federal Work-Study (on-campus employer)

​Here you will find the basics regarding employing Federal Work-Study students. Most questions can be answered by reading the Federal Work-Study On-Campus Employer Manual​​​​​​​.

Important things to know

  • Only one FWS contact is permitted per department to to view and access the Federal Work-Study Job Board. Work with your contact if you need to create new positions or make an update to the job board for an existing position.​

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

  • Students must be paid for time worked. Hiring an ineligible student or scheduling them to work when they are not otherwise meeting eligibility requirements will result in the student being paid from your departmental funds.

  • Obtain a copy of the student's schedule, as you cannot schedule students 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.