Howard University Federal Work Study Program
The FWS Program provides funds for part-time employment to help needy students to finance the costs of postsecondary education. Students can receive FWS funds at approximately 3,400 participating postsecondary institutions. Hourly wages must not be less than the federal minimum wage.
Students may be employed by: the institution itself; a federal, state, or local public agency; a private nonprofit organization; or a private for-profit organization. Institutions must use at least 7 percent of their Work- Study allocation to support students working in community service jobs, including: reading tutors for preschool age or elementary school children; mathematics tutors for students enrolled in elementary school through ninth grade; literacy tutors in a family literacy project performing family literacy activities; or emergency preparedness and response.
Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the application process for FWS assistance. The FAFSA can be completed on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on the student aid award process, see the Federal Pell Grant Program (# 84.063, also under topical heading Federal Student Aid).
Did You Know?
Federal Work-Study program can help tackle two nagging issues in higher education: career readiness and retention. Read more here.
Job Placement Process for Students
- Accept FWS Award in Financial Package
- Attend Federal Work-Study Orientation
- Apply for Openings in Handshake
- Interview and accept position with the department
- Complete onboarding documents.
- Complete HR Clearance
- Obtain Work Authorization Form from the Center for Career and Professional Success
- BEGIN WORKING!
Schedule a Federal Work-Study Job Placement Appointment in Handshake
In efforts to further assist students in job placement for the Federal Work-Study Program, we are offering one-on-one appointments for students to learn more about job openings, and the onboarding process for on-campus employment.
To schedule an appointment:
- Please visit howard.joinhandshake.com/appointments
- Select "Appointment"
- Select "Federal Work-Study Job Placement"
- Once approved, a confirmation email will be sent with virtual meeting details.
Finding a Federal Work-Study Job on Handshake
Within the job search, you can search specifically for on-campus positions. To do this, click Jobs from the top menu bar; this will take you directly to the job search page.
To find positions designated as on-campus jobs, click the On-Campus filter. This will give you all of the jobs that have been specified as on-campus positions.
Federal Work-Study Supervisor and Student Handbook
The Federal Work-Study and Supervisor and Student Handbook explicitly outline rules and guidelines for supervisors and students participating in the Federal Work-Study Program.
These guidelines, policies, and procedures have been developed to meet student workers and their supervisors' needs. Students entering the work-study program must uphold all policies and procedures outlined in this manual. Any questions regarding this handbook should be addressed to the Center for Career and Professional Success.