What is Federal-Work Study (FWS)?
The Federal Work-Study program is a federally subsidized financial aid program that offers part-time jobs on campus for eligible undergraduate and graduate students. This program allows students to earn money to help pay educational expenses.
Am I guaranteed a job if I qualify for FWS?
All students are eligible to work on-campus, whether they qualify for “Work-Study” funds or not. To secure an on-campus job, students must activate their Handshake account (university’s career management platform), actively seek a position and follow the application process. The hiring departments choose the candidates they wish to interview and hire based on a student’s qualifications.
FWS jobs are not guaranteed by virtue of being offered federal work-study funds. Unlike other financial aid awards, students receive their FWS monies as a paycheck from their employer. FWS funds cannot be used for upfront costs, and the amount awarded is the overall amount a student can earn from their position. If you have questions about FWS monies, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
How do I apply for available positions on campus?
Students can view and apply for available positions through Madonna University’s career management platform, Handshake. To activate your account please visit:
If you have questions about activating your Handshake account to find amazing jobs, internships and on-campus employment opportunities, the Career Development Office is here to help, and can be contacted by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (734) 432-5623.
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