Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program
The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time jobs for undergraduates and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study. FWS is offered to all students that meet the eligibility listed below. FWS funds are granted on a first-come-first-served basis. Once enough students are hired to utilize all Federal Work-Study funds, FWS hiring will discontinue.
Students are employed with on-campus and off-campus partners. Students receive an allocation of funds to be earned through part-time employment. FWS employees are paid twice a month, on the 10th and 25th. The current hourly wage for FWS is $20.00 an hour.
For more information, visit the Federal Work-Study Programs Web site.
FWS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Complete the FAFSA on studentaid.gov.
- Answer “Yes” to question 28 on the FAFSA, “Are you interested in being considered for work-study?”
- Submit all requested financial aid documentation.
- EFC of $10,000 or less.
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
- Enrolled in at least six (6) or more units per semester.
- Must have Federal Need as determined by Federal Guidelines
FWS TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- FWS is run on a first-come-first-served basis. All students that qualify for this award may receive an offer. If students do not secure employment, their Federal Work-Study award may be canceled.
- You must submit a resume upon applying.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident AND have social security number.
- Complete your financial aid requirements. Including Master Promissory Note, Entrance Loan Counseling and PLUS Loan application IF APPLICABLE.
- You must be enrolled in at least half-time (6 units) during any semester in which you are employed.
- For continued participation in the FWS program, you must meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- If you lose your financial aid eligibility for any reason, you also lose your eligibility for FWS and you must stop working immediately.
- You can no longer earn FWS funds after you are not a student at CDU.
FWS EMPLOYMENT TERMS
Once the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships confirms that you can be hired, you must complete the FWS employment onboarding with CDU’s Human Resources Department. This will include providing I-9 Employment Verification Documentation. During onboarding, you may also enroll in direct deposit in order to receive your paycheck. If you do not enroll in direct deposit, you will have a live check mailed to the address on file.
FWS students are awarded the first date of the academic year (usually the end of August). You will be appointed to work during the Fall and Spring. Summer work may be available upon request.
Students may only work a maximum of 20 hours per week.
You may be terminated from FWS Employment if:
- Your work schedule is not compatible with the employers’ needs; it is not guaranteed that there will be a work assignment that is compatible with your schedule. If there is no work assignment that is compatible with your schedule, you must be terminated from the program.
- You display unprofessional conduct, such as repeated absences or tardiness.
- You do not maintain the confidentiality of records.
- Your work is unsatisfactory.
Monitoring Your Earnings
- You are responsible for monitoring your FWS wages and notifying your FWS supervisor when you are close to reaching your FWS allocation (maximum earnings). You may not earn more than your FWS award amount as indicated on your Aid Offer Letter.
- You will be required to clock in and clock out using the UKG timekeeping system. Please note: FWS students do not accumulate sick time and CANNOT be paid sick time, vacation time, or holiday pay.
- You are responsible for reporting your time accurately and submitting your timesheet on time each month to your supervisor.
Monitor your FWS Job Assignment
- If, for any reason, you are experiencing difficulties with your work assignment, supervisor, or paychecks, you MUST NOTIFY THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID IMMEDIATELY.
2023-2024 FWS Job Positions:
- Rad Tech Assistant
- Records Assistant
- UHI SRC Program Assistant
- Academic Support Content Creator
- Student Assistant – Urban Health Institute
- Human Resources
- SHAW Programming and Campus Outreach
- Student Research Intern Assistant
- Student Educational Tech Assistant
- Grant Assistant Office of Sponsored Programs
- Public Mental Health NP
- Communications Assistant, COSH Dean’s Office
- Student Office Assistant – Physician’s Assistant, COSH
- Student Intern Drew CARES
- Student Admin Assistant Enrollment
- Program Assistant–Pipeline Programs Work Study Student
- Undergraduate Students
- Transfer Students
- Graduate Students
- International Students
- Doctoral Students
- Financial Aid
- Accepted Students
- Undocumented Student Resources
- Non-Degree Seeking Students
- Key Dates
- Admissions Team