Federal Work Study
Established as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the Federal Work Study Program (FWS) provides part-time employment to undergraduate and graduate students who need the earnings to help meet their costs of post secondary education. The FWS Program encourages students receiving FWS assistance to participate in community service activities. Work Study is a federally-subsidized program in which wage costs are shared by the federal government and the university.
Work Study positions are hourly-wage jobs in which a student works for an employer according to a mutually agreed-upon schedule and is paid on a bi-weekly basis for the hours worked. Work Study awards are not grants automatically applied towards one's tuition bill, nor is the amount of the award guaranteed. An award simply authorizes a student to participate in the Program and sets a limit as to the amount of income a student can earn during the academic year. It is the responsibility of the student to work enough hours to reach the earnings limit and to budget the money wisely throughout the year to meet necessary college costs.
There are many different jobs available through the Work Study Program ranging from information technology to athletics, from admission to campus operations. There are many different Work Study categories from which to choose, varying in the areas of interest, degree of difficulty, and wage rate. With a variety of positions available, it is hoped that students will find jobs which are both interesting and related to their career goals.
All students eligible for the Federal Work Study program are encouraged to sign up for the e-mail newsletter to stay up-to-date with all work study information. After you sign up, please be sure to confirm your email address by taking the appropriate actions required in the email sent to the email address listed when you sign up.
Students participating in the work study program find positions available on campus with which they have interest in. Students are not assigned a position. This allows student to pursue areas of interest to them. Here is a link to further assist you in finding and applying for work study jobs.
A list of jobs will be available on www.trinecareers.org before classes begin in the fall.
One a job is found you will need original ID’s to establish both identity and employment authorization. Click on the heading for a list.
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