Student Employment
Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a part-time employment program. Students can work on- or off-campus, and wages vary depending on the position.

  • Work-study eligibility is awarded based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data and on funding availability.
  • The Federal Work-Study (FWS) award represents the amount that may be earned through a work-study job.
  • FWS is not credited directly to the student tuition accountinstead, you work at the job’s hourly rate and receive a weekly paycheck for hours worked.
  • The money earned may be used for personal living expenses (supplies, food, etc.)

Current Job Opportunities

You do not need to have Federal Work-Study award to work while at SU. There are a number of non-work-study positions available both on- and off-campus. For more information and to view current job opportunities, visit the Syracuse University Human Resources Student Employment Office.