Federal Work Study Opportunities

The Federal Work Study (FWS) program provides employment opportunities for students enrolled in a degree and/or certificate program and registered for at least six credits in a semester. The program is administered by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Several rules apply to all FWS positions. Students are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week throughout the academic year when classes are in session. During the summer (if eligible) and official recesses, students can work a maximum of 35 hours per week. Earnings from student jobs are not applied directly to tuition bills; rather, students are paid biweekly for their hours of work, and they determine how best to use these funds to meet their educational expenses.

Students whose financial aid award letter includes an FWS offer activate their awards by obtaining a position and submitting all required paperwork. FWS positions are listed online along with contact information for the hiring supervisors. Students should apply for positions directly to the supervisor but, once hired, should submit all payroll paperwork to the Office of Student Financial Services for processing. Student Financial Services processes all payroll information for work study students and oversees compliance with FWS policies and procedures.

For more information on student employment policies, refer to the FAQ or the FWS Handbook, or contact the Student Employment Office at 212.229.8930 or fws@newschool.edu. Student Financial Services counselors are available at the walk-in center at 72 Fifth Avenue Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., to answer questions about FWS employment.

To use your FWS award, you must obtain a position through The New School Opportunities by October 15, 2013. If you do not plan to use your work study award, please contact Student Financial Services.

Summer FWS eligibility

In order to continue with FWS employment after June 30, 2014, students must be registered for at least six credits for the summer term. All financial aid requirements must be met by June 15, 2014. Check for outstanding financial aid requirements at MyNewSchool.edu.

To be considered for FWS in 2014-2015, students must meet the FAFSA deadline of May 1, 2014.

Note: The last day of FWS employment for graduating students is May 14, 2013.

To view your total earnings to date, visit MyNewSchool.edu - Student Tab – Student Financial Services - Access your financial aid information - Award Details - Award History (FWS paid to date).

For general questions and forms, visit the Payroll Web page.

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