Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) is for students who are interested in earning money by working a part-time job.  The FWS program encourages community service while offering positions on and off campus.

  • Students must complete an annual FAFSA.  Indicate that you are interested in work study when you complete your online FAFSA.
  • Students are awarded FWS based on need and federal funds that are available to Spalding University.
  • Students will be notified on their annual award letter if they have been approved for federal work study.
  • Students approved for FWS will receive a post card in late August noting the date of the work study job fair.  At the job fair students complete all necessary tax paperwork and request placement for on or off campus employment.
  • Students are notified in early September that their contracts are ready for pick up. Students are notified at that time where they will be placed for employment.  Contracts are signed by students and the department supervisor. Students may begin work once the signed contract is returned to Financial Aid.
  • Work study pay rate for 2013-2014 on campus employment is $8.00 per hour. Off campus employment pay rate is $9.00 per hour. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus positions and are not reimbursed for travel time or gas.
  • Student timesheets are kept in their work department and turned in monthly based on a payroll calendar (that each student receives). Work study pay checks are distributed on a monthly basis per federal regulations.
  • Students may request that payroll be directly deposited to their checking or savings accounts.
  • Questions concerning FWS should be directed to Linda Hill, Financial Aid Department (502) 873-4328, Toll Free 800-896-8941 Ext 4328.
  • Students interested in Federal Work Study that have not been awarded may request to have their name added to a FWS waiting list. This list is started each year on July 1st. Students will be contacted in the order received. Students on the waiting list are contacted only if students that have been awarded work study choose not to accept their work study position.