The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is a federal, need-based aid program that offers eligible students the opportunity to work part-time jobs on campus to help support their educational expenses and gain valuable work experience with flexibility to work around their class schedule.
- Student eligibility is determined annually via the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Full time enrollment
- Housing status of on-campus or off-campus ( not living at home ).
- Earnings can be used to support living and educational expenses while enrolled at Loyola
- Flexible work schedules around scheduled class times
- On-campus positions
- Community service positions
- Campus connections with academic and administrative departments
- Ability to work up to 15 hours per week
- Participating in Federal Work Study is purely optional and not required
- Federal Work Study earnings capped at aid award maximum
- Earnings are not applied directly toward billing statement
- Earnings are subject to all applicable federal, state, and local taxes
- If a Federal Work-Study job is not secured by the 3rd week of a semester, the offer may be cancelled
- Federal Work-Study jobs are not guaranteed
- Students and their supervisors are expected to keep track of cumulative Federal Work-Study earnings to ensure that students do not exceed their FWS award.
- Students are advised to ask the employer, at the time of hire, what will happen if their award is exhausted. Can the job continue on a non-FWS basis?
- Students participating in a Loyola Study Abroad Program forfeit FWS eligibility for the semester(s) they are abroad.
- Not available to commuter students ( living at home with parents ).
- Not available to students who become Resident Assistants (RA).
Securing a Federal Work-Study Position
- Work study eligible students can find and apply for work study jobs via their Handshake account. Please check the list frequently as it is subject to change.
- Required employment and tax forms can be found on the Human Resources forms webpage.
- The current state mandated minimum wage is $13.25 per hour and is the hourly rate of pay a student will earn.
- The MD state minimum wage increases to $15 per hour effective January 1, 2024.
- Students will be paid biweekly. The payroll schedule can be found online.
- Secure a position in a timely manner. Contact Human Resources or Financial Aid if experiencing difficulty finding a job.
- Submit all required forms to HR to obtain your certification to begin work
- Treat your job as you would any other employment
- Report to your Federal Work-Study job as scheduled
- Notify your supervisor of anticipated tardiness or absences as early as possible
- Monitor hours worked and total earnings
- Dress appropriately for the position
- Meet all job expectations by performing duties as instructed. Your employment is contingent upon satisfactory performance
- Always demonstrate professional and courteous behavior
- Refrain from conducting personal/academic matters during work
- Provide your supervisor with sufficient advance notice if you wish to terminate your employment
Policies and Procedures
- The Federal Work-Study Handbook provides the policies and procedures associated with work-study student employment at Loyola. The information is helpful to both first-time and returning work-study students who are participating in the Federal Work Study program.
The financial aid and human resources teams are available to assist you with further questions.
- Office of Financial Aid, Humanities 211, 410-617-2061, Diane Roche firstname.lastname@example.org
- Human Resources Office, 5000 York Road, 410-617-2354, Laurel Kennedy email@example.com
- Payroll, 5000 York Road, 410-617-1349, Alicia Townes firstname.lastname@example.org
- Handshake, The Rizzo Career Center, William Bartlett, email@example.com