The Federal Work-Study Program
On-Campus Work Study
The Federal Work-Study on-campus program places FWS students with WSSU Departments to earn their work-study dollars. Participating students will work directly for WSSU departments to gain valuable real-world work experience, and build professional development skills.
Departments are asked to identify ONE person to serve as a Student Employment Liaison. This person will serve as the primary contact for students employed within respective departments. If an area or department has multiple sub-departments, the Liaison will "dispatch" students to work in the various sub-departments. We recommend each area or department determine the total number of students desired with their Student Employment Liaison.
Off-campus Community Service
The Federal Work-Study Community Service (FWSCS) program places FWS students with community service organizations to earn their work-study dollars.
Participating students will work directly for a partnering non-profit agency to gain valuable service-oriented experience and improve the quality of life for community residents and low-income individuals.
These unique work-study positions are designated to address issues such as: literacy training, social services, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, recreation, "at-risk" youth, community improvement, and arts education.