Federal Work Study is a part-time campus-based employment program funded by the federal government and Norwich University.
Available jobs are on-campus and students have the opportunity to work out in the community through positions available with the Office of Civic Engagement. Federal work-study is awarded to students with financial need as part of the financial aid award package.
How does it work?
Work-study eligibility is based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data and application date, the level of financial need, and how much FWS funds the University has available.
Filing the FAFSA by the priority deadline each year will help ensure continued eligibility.
The amount of FWS specified on the student award letter represents the total amount that may be earned through a work-study position.
Unlike other forms of aid, FWS is not credited directly to the student billing account; instead, students work an hourly rate and receive a bi-weekly paycheck for hours worked.
The money earned may be used for personal expenses (supplies, food, etc.).
If you have been awarded FWS and plan to work, be sure to ACCEPT the Federal Work Study awarded on your Financial Aid Award letter.
Students who are awarded Work Study are contacted during the summer with details regarding the hiring process, and required tax forms. Requested identification documents should be prepared prior to the start of the semester
Financial Aid cannot guarantee every student who receives an offer of federal work-study as part of their financial aid will find a job.
How do I get a job?
The Office of Financial Aid does not place students in positions. It is the student's responsibility to actively search and apply for open positions. Students often times will interview with a supervisor before being hired.
The annual Job Fair takes place the first Thursday of the fall semester in the Milono Ballroom from 10am-2pm. Campus Map.
Have more questions?
Give us a call at 802.485.2850
Stop by the Office of Financial Aid in Jackman 302