Student Federal Work Study Step-by-Step Process

Follow the instructions below to complete the hiring process:

  • 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.
  • Review the list of positions on the side menu of this page.
  • Print out the Pre-Contract Form on the side menu of this page:
    • Complete the pre-contract top half
    • Bring the contract to one of the departments listing jobs to be filled
    • After the supervisor completes his/her portion of this form with their intent to hire you, bring the completed form to the Financial Aid Office to receive the final Official FWST 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
  • 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.