Federal Work Study
Overview & Information
Federal Work Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. Monies earned under this program must be counted as a resource available to the student to meet the demonstrated financial need. A FWS recipient must meet all federal student aid eligibility criteria including satisfactory academic progress and at least half-time enrollment status. Your financial need is determined from the results of your annual FAFSA.
Encouraging community service, reading literacy programs, and other work relating to your course of study
Union Institute & University encourages you to locate a community service agency to schedule an interview. Contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if the agency fits the criteria for a non-profit community service agency per federal guidelines. If you are hired as a FWS employee, you will need to submit a completed FWS Off Campus Contract and Job Placement form to the Financial Aid Office. Federal Work Study Employees are NOT eligible to receive Unemployment Compensation as this is a government funded financial aid program.
Work Study Employment
A student may be employed by UI&U at any of our academic centers. Typically, FWS recipients employed by UI&U work in clerical and administrative positions. A student may also serve as a research assistant to a professor or instructor as long as the work is in line with the professor’s official duties and is considered work for the university itself. Available FWS positions available at UI&U can be found on CampusWeb. Instructions on who to submit your resume to will be posted in the announcement.