Work Study (FWS)
NOTE: In order to obtain an FWS position, students must possess an award from the
University Scholarships and Financial Aid Services (USFAS) Office
When students complete their Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) they indicate if they are
interested in receiving Federal Work Study. If interested students
meet certain FWS
eligibility requirements (scroll all the way down to Work/Employment),
they may be awarded FWS in their financial aid award package according
to the availability of funds. If awarded FWS, it is the student’s
responsibility to secure an FWS job (most likely on-campus) in order to
earn their award money*. The USF Career Center assists students
with their self-directed job search as outlined below. Please
note: For questions about how to receive an FWS award, contact the University
Scholarships and Financial Aid Services (USFAS) office.
Step 1: Getting Started
Step 2: How to Search for Jobs
- Go to Careers@USF (you may also access by clicking on the Student Employment@USF button on your MyUSF home page)
- Click the "Student Employment" tab to view available student positions
- Create your application in Careers@USF
- Modify resume and, if applicable, create a cover letter targeted to the job for which you're applying (come in during Career Express hours if you need assistance)
- Apply through the Careers@USF system to FWS jobs for which you are qualified
- Carefully follow directions for applying, including
the process of saving your OASIS "Award Screen" as a .txt or .pdf file
to upload for applications
- Jobs will be designated as FWS, SSE or TSE
in the posting title
Step 3: Executing your FWS Job Search
More information coming soon!
Keep an eye on this website for up-to-date information about on-campus employment.
*Students should discuss their hours with their department/supervisor in order to determine how much of their award they can earn. Since departments are given limited funding to which they must adhere, departments are not required to ensure students earn their full award amount.
FWS Community Service Options:
Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement
ENLACE and College Link
Career Center FWS Career Advisor.