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.

The FWS program consists of on-campus and off-campus part-time employment opportunities for students who demonstrate financial need as calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Application (FAFSA). Note that opportunities are extremely limited!

Follow the steps below to secure a FWS position!

Finding On-Campus FWS Positions

FWS positions on-campus are listed on the Bay State College Job Portal and are listed as (FWS). Hurry, because these positions go fast. See each job description for specific application instructions. You can use Federal Work Study aid or Student Help (aid from Bay State College). See your financial aid counselor for more information on eligibility. Note that most positions open in the Fall Semester and only a few positions remain open for the Spring Semester.

Finding Off-Campus FWS Positions

FWS positions off-campus are listed on the Bay State College Job Portal and are listed as (FWS) and are usually 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. Additionally, only those who are awarded Federal Work Study aid are eligible to work off-campus through the FWS program.

International Students & New Students

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. Please contact Alice Potenza at apotenza@baystate.edu to check your eligibility.

New students who are seeking jobs must be enrolled and attending classes when you begin work.

FWS Orientation Sessions

It is mandatory to attend one Orientation Session! These will be updates for Fall. Check back soon.

Documents Needed/Work Study Kit

You only need paperwork if you are hired! Please print and fill out all documents once you have interviewed and have been officially hired. All processing of paperwork will take place during the Fall Semester in Human Resources (122 Comm) on Mondays at 9:00am - 3:00pm.

*If for any reason you leave your FWS position, you MUST notify someone from HR or Career Services so that all opportunities are filled.

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Time Sheet & Calendar

All FWS participants must fill out time sheets. Attached to each time sheet is a calendar with due dates, pay dates, and pay periods. Please ensure that you turn in all time sheets on time to ensure timely payment. In addition, no student may work more than 20 hours per week, no exceptions! You will not be paid more for working more.

*If you have issues downloading any file, try using a different browser (FireFox, Safari, or Chrome) or please email pkorpob@baystate.edu.

Contact Information

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