Federal Work Study Program
The Federal Work Study (FWS) Program provides funds that are earned through part-time employment on and off-campus to assist students in financing the costs of post-secondary education.Choose a link below to find out more!
The work study program is a means by which students can earn money by working for Bay State College. The students who fulfill these positions are often referred to as student workers. Some student workers are paid by Bay State College, and some student workers are paid by Federal funds (known as Federal Work Study or FWS) as part of their financial aid award.
Yes, any student may apply for an on-campus job. You can be paid through Federal Work Study aid or See your financial aid counselor for more information on eligibility.
No. Federal Work Study funding is considered financial aid. You must have completed the financial aid application process AND be approved for FWS funding in order to be paid through FWS. Remember though - any student, regardless of financial aid status, can apply for an on campus job – the difference is in how you are paid.
If you are an international student, you must be enrolled and attending classes for 1 full semester with a GPA of 2.5 or higher to be eligible to work. In addition, you will only be allowed to work on-campus. International students are not eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS) funding. Please contact Kim Nguyen at email@example.com to check your eligibility.
New students who are seeking jobs must be enrolled and attending classes when they begin work. All other application processes apply.
No. All students desiring to work on campus must apply and be hired for the position. Positions are limited.
All work-study positions on-campus are listed on the Bay State College Job Portal. Hurry, because these positions go fast. See each job description for specific application instructions. Note that most positions open in the Fall Semester and only a few positions remain open for the Spring Semester.
A small number of Federal Work Study positions are available off campus. Only those who are awarded Federal Work Study aid are eligible to work off-campus through the FWS program. FWS positions off-campus are listed on the Bay State College Job Portal and are marked as (FWS). They are usually offered through non-profit organizations. Bay State College has formal agreements with specific non-profits for these positions. If you find a non-profit you would like to work with as a FWS partner or would like to find out more, please contact Career Services.
The first step is to apply and be hired for a work study job!
Once you are hired, obtain a Work Study Kit by downloading it HERE or stopping by the Career Services office. The kit contains all the instructions and steps you need to do in order to complete your hire.
You must bring your completed paperwork (found in the Work Study Kit) to mandatory orientation before you can begin work. Orientations are held every Wednesday in September from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the St. James Computer Lab (#227).
The kit contains all the paperwork and a checklist you must complete to finalize your hiring. You can download the complete kit HERE, or individual pieces through the links below. You can also pick up a printed copy in the Career Services office. Remember, you don't need the kit unless you are hired for a work-study position.
- Work Study Checklist
- On & Off Campus Federal Work Study Authorization Form
- Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)
- Form W-4 (2016)
- Form M-4
- Bay State College Direct Deposit Authorization
- Pay Periods and Time Card Submission Deadlines
For questions, contact Diann Lloyd-Dennis, Career Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-217-9216