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Federal Work-Study

The Office of Financial Aid helps facilitate IIT’s campus Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. Available FWS positions and other campus employment opportunities are listed on Jobs4Hawks. Interested students with a FWS award should visit the One Stop for required employment documentation. Students selected for any on-campus position should submit all employment documentation to the One Stop.

Award Details

If you secure a Federal Work-Study position you will be paid bi-weekly by your employer. If you plan to use this funding to pay your account balance, we suggest signing up for a payment plan with the Office of Student Accounting in order to avoid late fees.

Description

FWS is an employment program for domestic undergraduate and graduate students. The program requires students to earn their award through on-campus employment. A FWS award does not guarantee funds as it is the responsibility of the student to find on-campus employment.

Eligibility

FWS is awarded to students by IIT based on demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA.  Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Information

The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is an employment program for domestic undergraduate and graduate students, that requires students to earn their award amount through employment. A FWS award simply authorizes a student to participate in the program and sets a limit as to the amount of income a student can earn during the academic year. It is the responsibility of the student to find on-campus employment and work enough hours to reach the earnings limit.

Work-Study students receive biweekly paychecks based on the number of hours worked and hourly rate of pay. After a student earns the full FWS award, the student's employment ends, unless the IIT department employer offers to pay the student employee's wages from the department's budget account.

Student who are eligible for (FWS) and have accepted the FWS award through their portal can view open positions on the Jobs4Hawks portal to apply for available positions on campus.

Visit the One Stop for employment documentation.

Community Work Study

Students who are eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program can choose to utilize their FWS funds to perform community service. Community service is defined by the Department of Education as services that are identified by an institution of higher education with local nonprofit, government, and community-based organizations, designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs.

Funding for these positions is limited. To view all available community service positions, please visit the Jobs4Hawks portal.

Visit the One Stop for employment documentation.