Federal Work-Study

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Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a need-based employment program funded partially by the U.S. government. FWS participants are paid $13/hour to work part-time. Time commitments vary by position; students may work up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session. Positions are available at Adler’s campus and with select organizations in Chicago.

To qualify for a Federal Work-Study position, a student must:

  • Apply for student financial assistance with the University and demonstrate financial need;
  • Submit a Work-Study Authorization Form through the Office of Financial Aid;
  • Complete all required paperwork with the Office of Financial Aid and Human Resources;
  • Interview and be hired for a student worker position.

FWS is a need-based employment program that is factored into the student’s overall financial aid package for the year. Student worker positions are not guaranteed, and the earliest a FWS student may begin work is the first official day of class. FWS earnings are taxable and paid biweekly for all hours worked. View open jobs on the Financial Aid page of Adler Connect.