Federal Work Study
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a program where you can work part-time (typically no more than 15 hours per week) and earn money for your education. Earnings are paid to students based upon the rate of pay and the hours worked on a bi-weekly basis. The FWS at SLU does not reduce the tuition, but rather provides a resource for a student's living expenses. Funds are limited and are awarded to students with financial need as determined per federal regulations. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.
Students in programs outside the United States such as study abroad or the Madrid campus are not eligible for Federal Work Study as labor laws may differ. Students initially not awarded Federal Work Study for the above reasons, but who plan to return to or study in the United States, may apply for consideration by contacting their Student Financial Services Counselor. Awards will be offered as long as funds are available. The request may be made at any time during the year. Awards for the upcoming academic year will begin March 1.
Available Federal Work-Study positions are listed on the CareerLink website:
- Go to careers.slu.edu
- Click on CareerLink
FWS Term Schedule and Maximum Hours
Fall Term - August 26, 2012 - December 22, 2012 up to 15 hours per week
Holiday Break - December 23, 2012 - January 12, 2013 up to 40 hours per week
Spring Term - January 13, 2013 - May 11, 2013 up to 15 hours per week
Spring Break - March 10, 2013 - March 16, 2013 up to 40 hours per week
Fall/Spring - August 26, 2012 - May 11, 2013
Information for faculty/staff to request federal work study students:
- FWS Request
- FWS Job Description Form
- FWS Community Service Job Description
- Community Service Off-Campus Agreement
- FWS Labor Distribution
- FWS Presentation
The policies, regulations, procedures, and fees are subject to change without prior notice, if necessary, to keep Saint Louis University policies in compliance with State and Federal laws and/or with rules and regulations of Saint Louis University.