Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a financial award which allows a student with demonstrated need to earn a portion of his/her educational expenses by working in a position on or off campus.
HOW DO STUDENTS FIND OUT IF THEY ARE QUALIFIED FOR FEDERAL WORK-STUDY?
Students may inquire with the Office of Financial Aid for eligibility. Call 914-323-5357 or FinancialAid@mville.edu.
WHAT IS OFF-CAMPUS FEDERAL WORK-STUDY?
Students who are awarded FWS may be employed at approved off-campus sites with not-for-profit organizations or public agencies, and the work performed must be in the public interest. Positions may include elementary school tutors, recreation leaders and library assistants.
HOW DO STUDENTS APPLY FOR ON-CAMPUS OR OFF-CAMPUS FEDERAL WORK-STUDY JOBS?
Students may visit Handshake to search for potential work sites. Students may also inquire at individual campus departments about available positions. Click here for a Campus Job Search tutorial.
IF STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL-WORK STUDY, ARE THEY GUARANTEED A JOB?
No. Students who are interested in a FWS position must apply to each individual campus department. The department supervisor will schedule interviews for the applicants whose qualification and work schedule meet the department needs and make the hiring decision.
HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK CAN A STUDENT WORK?
The number of work hours is determined by department needs, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week when classes are in session and 29 hours per week during the summer and college breaks.
WHAT IS THE PAY RATE FOR STUDENT JOBS?
Student pay scale ranges from $11.00 per hour (New York State minimum wage for 2018) to $13.50 per hour depending on the job level of each position.
CAN STUDENTS WORK ON CAMPUS IF THEY DO NOT QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL WORK-STUDY?
Yes, limited non-FWS positions are available. Students who do not qualify for FWS may apply for these positions.
WHO CAN STUDENTS CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT FEDERAL WORK-STUDY OR STUDENT EMPLOYMENT?