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Hire a Federal Work-Study Student!

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 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)

Please note that the Center for Career and Professional Success only oversees the placement process for federal work-study students. All inquiries regarding federal-work study awards should be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@howard.edu.

Becoming a Supervisor

To participate in Federal Work-Study, faculty and staff need to complete the following steps:
  1. Complete Supervisor Orientation
  2. Sign Supervisor Agreement
  3. Post positions on Handshake
  4. Interview and select students
  5. Complete Job Placement Form
  6. Obtain Work Authorization Form from CCPS
  7. Allow student to start working.

Federal Work-Study Supervisor Orientation

Faculty and staff interested in becoming a federal work-study supervisor will have the opportunity to register for orientation via Zoom or 100% online! Orientation sessions for the 2021-2022 academic year will begin on July 26th.

Orientation covers important resources, policies, and how-tos. The orientation is mandatory to become a federal work study supervisor.

Option A: Zoom Orientation

Days & Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays @12pm beginning July 27th

A 1 hour* interactive Zoom session with our Federal Work Study team that will provide a space to learn important information about the program and ask pressing questions. *45 minutes allotted for content and 15 minutes allotted for final Q & A

Option B: Self-Paced Orientation Course

Course opens on July 26th by 9am!

A self-paced course online course that will provide all the content of orientation on your own time! Supervisors that complete the course will email their certificate of completion to FWS.jobs@howard.edu (please include name and department/organization name in the email).


Federal Work-Study Handbook for Supervisors and Students

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.

“Excellence in Truth and Service”

We want to hear from you! Tell us how we are doing here.

FWS.jobs@howard.edu | howard.joinhandshake.com | careerservices.howard.edu

About Us

Melissa Knight, M.Ed., Interim Director

The Center for Career and Professional Success promotes the integration of career services within the institution’s overall student success strategy. We consist of three components:

  • The Howard Career Community powered by Handshake
  • Employer Engagement & Recruitment
  • Experiential Learning, Federal Work-Study, and Campus Employment

We strive to embody the core principles of "Excellence in Truth and Service" through our service delivery, knowledge, and efficiency. We are committed to being at the forefront of developing a sustainable service model for the virtual delivery of career services.

We look forward to serving the Howard University community!

Federal Work-Study & Campus Placement Team

Priscilla Hudson, Career Placement Specialist

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