Federal Work Study

Student Employment

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a form of need-based financial assistance consisting of earnings from a part-time job. Jobs are available in most departments on campus, and at select non-profit agencies off campus. Community Service Federal Work Study Positions, including America Reads and America Counts tutoring programs, are also available.

You must work in order to earn the money awarded to you under the Federal Work Study Program. Student earnings will be sent to your bank for direct deposit each monthly pay period. You may use your earnings to make a payment on any remaining balance or for personal expenses.

To foster development of employment skills, and ensure the best match between students and employers, students are not assigned to jobs. You must complete a Silver Lake College of the Holy Family FWS Job Application and Authorization Form each year. Employment guidelines are available online or in the Office of Financial Aid. Completed FWS Job Applications, along with any questions about available positions, should be directed to the Student Life/Mission Office.

Information about non-FWS employment opportunities in the local community may also be found in the Student Life/Mission Office.