Federal Work Study (FWS) Program

The Federal Work Study Program is available to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. This program provides funds for employing students who qualify for part-time jobs either on-campus or off-campus and in community service positions. Your financial aid award offer will indicate if work study has been awarded to you and how much you are eligible to earn.  You must work in order to receive these funds and it is your responsibility to locate a job.

You are not guaranteed a job or that you will earn the total work study amount listed on your award letter.

Locating a Job

You may view current job postings by clicking here. For assistance with the availability of job openings contact the Service Learning and Career Development Office (1st floor of the Werner University Center (WUC 119). Paychecks are disbursed at the end of the month from the Payroll Office (Admin 306) or by direct deposit to your bank account.

Community Service Work Study Program

Federal Work Study can be used in such community service areas as health care, child care, literacy training, education, welfare, public safety, crime prevention and control, rural development, and community improvement. Using work-study in this way allows students to work in direct service roles with their local community and still earn money.

If you are eligible for Federal Work Study, we encourage you to look at the opportunities available to you, or develop your own job. If you know of a community or social agency that may want to participate in the off-campus federal work study program, contact the Service Learning and Career Development Office at 503-838-8432.





Financial Aid Office

toll free 1-877-877-1593 | or e-mail: finaid@wou.edu | Location: Administration Building, Room 310