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Watch this video to learn about the Federal Work-Study Program at JWU:


Types of FWS

 

On-Campus Work-Study

On-campus work-study allows you to work with university departments and typically includes

  • Clerical positions
  • Information Technology support
  • Dining hall services
  • Student and recreational activities

Community Service Work-Study

You may choose to earn your FWS Award off campus at local community service organizations that serve the needs of your campus’ local or surrounding community.

There are various types of opportunities with local nonprofit, governmental and community-based organizations that serve to improve the quality of life for community residents.


Forms

If you decide to accept your FWS award and work, you will need to complete employee paperwork.

Review this video for information on those requirements, and instructions for completing the forms.

Then, choose your campus to access FWS forms:

If you have been awarded Federal Work-Study (FWS), JWU allows you to select your job for the current academic year.

 

Selecting a Job

Choose your campus to learn how to access our FWS job site:


Multiple Jobs

Can I work more than one FWS job?

Students may not work in more than one JWU position simultaneously.


Hours

How many hours am I allowed to work each week? 

The maximum number of hours allowed each week is based upon your total FWS award, which is divided up to allow you to work the entire academic year. You may choose to work less hours, but doing so will not allow you to earn your entire award amount. 


Submitting Hours

How do I record and submit hours that I work? 

As a new student employee, you will receive a temporary paper time sheet once you complete your time-sensitive new hire paperwork. This time sheet should be used to capture hours worked until you have access to JWU’s HRpulse Time & Attendance system.

You will receive an HRpulse login credential email from Human Resources & Payroll.

If you are using a time clock to record hours, your manager will show you the location so that you can clock on when you report to work.

Student employees that use a computer will login to HRpulse to record hours worked.


Changing Jobs

May I change my work-study job within a given academic year? 

You are given the opportunity to select your job, and managers work around student academic schedules. Therefore, as a general rule, you are not allowed to transfer to another work-study job once you have selected a job for the year. You do, however, have the ability to change jobs in subsequent academic years.

If you have other scheduling commitments, you may need to select a job that has more scheduling flexibility rather than a job that has limited hours or does not work with your other commitments. The job site will give you information to help you make the right FWS job choice. 


Wages

 What is my hourly wage?

As an FWS participant, you earn federal minimum wage (state minimum if higher) for all hours worked. 


Taxes

Do I need to pay taxes on wages earned in my FWS job?

Yes. Wages you earn are subject to federal and state tax withholding. As an enrolled student, your wages are exempt from FICA taxes (Social Security and Medicare taxes). 


Internships

Can I make up my FWS hours because I can’t work while I am on internship?

If you are participating in Internship or Term Abroad and you are not going to work during that term, contact your campus student employment representative as soon as you are accepted so your hours may be recalculated to allow you to earn your entire FWS Award.


Tuition

Can FWS earnings be applied to my tuition charges?

Yes. You can complete a turnover agreement form with Student Financial Services.