Student Federal Work Study Step-by-Step Process

Follow the instructions below to complete the hiring process:

  1. Verify that you are eligible for Federal Work Study. This award is on your award letter for the year. If you are not sure, you may check with the Financial Aid Office.
  2. Review the list of positions on the side menu of this page.
  3. Apply for jobs with an available position listed.
  4. When a job is secured, go to the Financial Aid Office for a contract.


Bring the official FWST contract to the supervisor to complete and then bring it to the Payroll Office along with the following required documents:

  • Your completed Official FWST contract;
  • The required original documents acceptable for working on campus. List of documents listed on the side menu of this page;
  • A completed “Payroll Direct Deposit” form from the side menu of this page.

Once you have completed the necessary paperwork and have received training on the Paycom Payroll system, a payroll office representative will sign your work study contract.

Bring the “Canary” colored copy (last page of the 4 page contract) back to the hiring supervisor and then you are now ready to begin working!

NOTE: If you would like all or a portion of your FWST earnings to be credited directly to your student account balance, visit the Student Account Office to complete an authorization form.