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Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federal program that provides part-time employment opportunities for part-time and full-time undergraduate or graduate matriculated  students. Eligibility is based on need as determined by Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Employment opportunities on campus include jobs in the university library, laboratories, facility operations, health service, and various campus offices. Please see the JOBSS link below for current job listings through Career Services.  Southern also places students in local, off-campus nonprofit agencies. Employment opportunities are numerous and can provide career-related experience. Students may work up to 20 hours a week while classes are in session, and 35 hours a week during holiday breaks and vacation periods. Award amounts vary and once the aid is awarded students are required to pick up a Federal Work Study Packet in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Students are paid bi-weekly at an hourly wage for work performed.

Federal Work Study (FWS) Student Policies: (PDF)

Federal Work Study (FWS) Student Checklist:  (PDF)

Federal Work Study (FWS) Supervisor Handbook: (PDF)

 Career Services JOBSS link