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Federal Work Study (FWS) Information for Nonprofit Organizations

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is a federally subsidized employment program, which provides part-time work opportunities for students. This program provides a valuable opportunity for students to offset their education costs and help keep their loan indebtedness to a minimum. As a local nonprofit organization, through this program, you can hire students to fill a variety of positions in your organization.

Salaries are based on the type of work and qualifications required. As the employer, you are only responsible for 50% of the student's gross wages while the other 50% are paid by the federal government. Employers initially pay the entire salary, but then are reimbursed by the university.

More information regarding FWS:

How students qualify for FWS

FWS Employer Eligibility

Off-Campus Agreement

Required Job Description Information

Helpful tips regarding times sheets and reimbursement

Use these timesheets to report FWS hours

If you have additional questions or concerns, contact Melva Gutierrez at 626.0061 or

  • Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, P.O. Box 210066, Tucson, AZ 85721
  • Phone: 520.621.1858
  • Fax: 520.621.9473