Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need based employment program for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. Students can work up to 20 hours a week with on campus and select off campus agencies. To be eligible students must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student aid and have a demonstrated need.

Please review your award letter and verify you have been offered Federal Work-Study. If you have a Federal Work-Study Award please follow these instructions carefully. 

If you are not hired within 30 days from the first day of the semester your Work Study Award will be cancelled.

NEW STUDENTS TO WORK STUDY:

  • Contact Lisa McReynolds, Work Study Coordinator at (559) 278-6566 for an appointment or come by the Financial Aid Office for assistance on where to begin.
  • Check the "Job Board" located outside the Financial Aid Office to see which department or agency is hiring. You can also visit Bulldog Links for jobs listings.
  • When hired and before you start working:
    • Report to Payroll for processing (Bring original Social Security Card and a Photo ID)
    • Report to the Financial Aid Office to obtain your "Work Study Paper Work"

CONTINUING WORK STUDY STUDENTS

If you were awarded and received payment through the Federal Work- Study program during the prior academic year AND

  • Returning to the same job:

    • Pick up your "Job Referral" from the Financial Aid Office.
  • Not returning to the same job:

    • Check the "Job Board" located outside the Financial Aid Office or visit Bulldog Links for jobs listings.
    • Contact employer directly to apply for job.
  • When hired and before you start working:

    • Report to the Financial Aid Office to obtain your "Work Study Paper Work"
NOTE TO ALL STUDENTS
  • Job locator website available at Bulldog Links.
  • Check with your supervisor for time sheets due date.
  • Pay Day is the 15th of each month. Checks are available at the cashier windows, South Lobby of the Joyal Administration Building.