Federal Work Study

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Student Employment

Campus employment while attending college is one way to offset your education costs. NJCU participates in the Federal Work-Study program to assist you in managing the costs of your higher education.

What is the Federal Work-Study Program?

The work-study program is a federally funded program administered by NJCU to promote access to on-campus employment to help offset educational expenses. Work study students may work part-time during the academic year and full-time during the summer sessions.

How do I apply for the Federal Work-Study Program?

Students who wish to be considered for the academic year or Summer Federal Work-Study Program must file their FAFSA no later than April 15 of each year and must indicate their interest in the program on the FAFSA application. Students will be considered for Federal Work-Study on a first-come first-served basis. If you have already filed your FAFSA application and answered 'no' to the question regarding interest in Federal Work-Study, come to the Financial Aid Office on the second floor of Hepburn Hall to complete a separate application.

How many hours per week of campus employment are available?

Students may work up to 15 hours per week during the academic year and must be enrolled at least half-time during that time. If there are funds available for the summer term, students may also work up to 30 hours during the summer sessions. Please note that these are the maximum hours permitted, not the number of hours the student must work as part of the work-study program.

FWS Student Handbook (pdf)

W4 2019 (pdf)

NJCU Direct Deposit Form (pdf)

i-9 Form (pdf)

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