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Federal Work Study Information

2018-2019 academic year:

All on-campus FWS job applicants must apply online. Off-campus FWS jobs applicants must contact the Financial aid Office.

Supervisors: You may post your 2018-2019 FWS positions and interview new student applicants now! Please inform the students, who you are selecting hire requests for, to report to the Financial Aid Office to complete the Eligibility Screening process. Students may not begin to work until both the supervisor and student receives an email with the FWS contract from the Financial Aid Office. Please see information on returning FWS students below.

New student applicants must interview with supervisors for FWS positions. Once supervisors agree to the hire, students must complete the Eligibility Screening process with the Federal Work-Study Financial Aid Office.  Students may not begin employment until:

1) Eligibility Screening process is completed.

2) An email confirmation with the hire start date is sent to both the FWS Supervisor and student by the Federal Work-Study, Financial Aid Office. 

 FWS students who wish to begin working must:

  • Have an accepted FWS award on CUNYfirst for 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Be registered for at least 6 credits for Fall 2018. 
  • Be in good academic standing. 

FWS Supervisor Note:  Supervisors who did not complete a 2018-2019 Supervisor Information Form for the  must submit the form before the job posting is reviewed for approval.


Students are only allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Winter 2019 FWS:

Students who have already completed the FWS placement process with the financial aid -FWS office and received a hire approval email can continue to work during the winter session if:

  • You have remaining FWS funds.
  • You are registered for at least 6 credits for Spring 2019. 
  • You are in good academic standing. 
  • You are reporting to the same position employed for the Fall 2018 term.

The last day to work for students who are graduating at the end of the Fall 2018 term or students who will not be registering for at least 6 credits for the Spring 2019 term MUST stop working on Friday 12/21/18.