Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based program that allows eligible students to earn money by working part-time while in school. Students are awarded FWS based on their unmet need as determined by their annual FAFSA. The maximum award is $5,000 per academic year ($2,500 per semester) and students who participate in the program receive bi-weekly paychecks.
Earnings are based on the hourly wage that is negotiated between the employer and the student. Wages are considered taxable income, but earnings are not used to determine your financial need when filing the annual FAFSA.
The SWAT program arranges temporary, on-campus FWS employment based on student availability. SWAT is administered by Financial Aid Services at no cost to departments scheduling workers.
Quick and easy sign-up
Students are FERPA trained
Students available to work 7 days a week
Reserve students up to 7 days in advance
Totally FREE to your campus department!
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CSL combines community service with gainful employment by giving students experiential opportunities. Students learn and develop skills of community engagement while affording community partners opportunities to address significant needs.
OU partners with 30 local non-profit agencies such as Meals on Wheels, The Salvation Army, Community After School Program, WildCare Foundation, Griffin Memorial just to name a few. Join the team by applying for a FWS-CSL position at jobs.ou.edu. Job openings will be available in the late July.