The UIW Federal Work Study (FWS) Program provides part-time employment opportunities
to undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn
money to help supplement the costs of a postsecondary education. It also encourages
students receiving FWS assistance to participate in community service activities and
develop real world employment experience.
A work study award does not guarantee job placement. It is the student's responsibility to contact departments regarding job openings.The student must apply and secure a contract before they can utilize their FWS award.
The Word on Work Study:
“Mission and Ministry provides a safe and calm environment for all! I enjoy working with my colleagues and my job allows me to be very involved at UIW." -Brandon B (Mission and Ministry)
"Working for First Year Engagement has helped me become a better Peer Mentor to first year students. I enjoy helping others whether it’s my supervisors, UIW parents, or other students. It’s great that work study is flexible and it has helped me become organized!” -Gabby H. (FYE)
“Work study is flexible with my clinical schedule and also helps with expenses I incur as a commuter student. As a first generation student, it’s nice to have supportive supervisors to help and guide me.” -Tori F. (Career Services)
“Work study is flexible with my class schedule and the best part is having a domain that allows me to work and be a successful student!” -Natalia R. (Help Desk)
"Work study is beneficial because future employers ask about my duties in the Grants Accounting Office and it gives me a competitive edge against other candidates. Even though I receive VA education benefits, I can still do work study to gain experience and earn extra income." -Kyle M. (Grants Accounting)
“As an NCAA athlete, it is difficult to find a job that is flexible with my practice times. I found a work study job that works with my schedule and allows me to earn funds for other expenses.” -Luis V. (Financial Aid)