Hiring Process

Students identified as FWS award recipients will receive an invitation to attend a job fair/placement orientation at the beginning of the each semester. Throughout the event, students will be provided with the necessary information and guidance offered by staff members from the Financial Aid Office (students must complete steps outlined in the Federal Work Study Award section).

Once you have secured a job, you will be provided with a set of documents also known as the “hiring package”. This package must be completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office prior to beginning employment. Instructions for completing the FWS hiring package are included within the forms; however, instructions will also be provided at the job fair/placement orientation. Student employees cannot start working without receiving confirmation from the financial aid office.

During the job fair/placement orientation, prospective student employees will receive overall information about the FWS program (i.e. student employees responsibilities).

All student employees must complete the following:

  • The Federal Work Study Student/Employer Acknowledgment
  • Student Class Schedule
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Supervisor Rights & Responsibilities
  • Federal Work Study Program—Acknowledgement of Student Responsibilities

In order to comply with the Department of Homeland Security identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States, student employees must also complete the I-9 form

FWS earnings are considered taxable income and are treated as any other income when completing tax returns, therefore, student employees must complete the following forms:

Note: Students must have FICA taxes withheld if working at an off campus agency/site, and/or working during the winter session.