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Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid work program funded by Loyola University New Orleans and the United States Department of Education. Loyola University New Orleans administers the FWS program in accordance with the laws, federal regulations, and instructions issued by or on behalf of the Department of Education, as well as its own institutional policies. The program provides students with demonstrated financial need the opportunity to apply for and obtain jobs where they can earn money to help with tuition and expenses as well as gain valuable work experience and develop career ready skills. 

Your eligibility to participate in the Federal Work Study Program is determined yearly based on the information you provide on the FAFSA and is awarded in your Federal Financial Aid Package. To view your award, login to LORA (via SSO) and click "Financial Aid Online" under the Financial Aid option.

All available Federal Work Study positions are posted on Handshake, Loyola's job and internship board. Please note that FWS Jobs are on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the Federal Work Study Program, applying to jobs, and more, please see our FAQs and important information and resources below.

If you have any questions about the Federal Work Study Program, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, Emir Bailey, at studentemployment@loyno.edu. To schedule an appointment with Mr. Bailey, click here.

All available Federal Work Study positions are posted on Handshake, Loyola's job and internship board. Watch the video below to learn how to find and apply to Federal Work Study opportunities on Handshake.

 

Most Work-Study Students work an average of 10 hours a week. The maximum number of hours that is allowed to a student is 20 per week. Working hours can vary from early morning to late evening and weekends depending on the hours of operation in each department and the student's availability.

Students who work in on-campus jobs are paid $7.25/hour.  Students who work in Community Based Federal Work Study (CBFWS) positions are paid $10/hr.

As a student in the Federal Work Study Program, you have the opportunity to choose various jobs within your area of study or an outside area of interest. The jobs are at locations on-campus and off-campus that may complement the students’ educational or career goals. All of the tasks performed by Work-Study students are essential to the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation of the University and the surrounding community.

On-campus jobs include working in the computer and educational labs, university and law libraries, and departmental and administration offices.

Off-campus jobs are handled through the Community Based Federal Work Study (CBFWS) program.  These include working in schools, community centers, and other organizations that serve the needs of the community.

Federal Work Study Students are paid on a monthly basis. Please see below for the Payroll Schedule for the 2021-2022 Academic Year:

 Federal Work Study Payroll Schedule

A student's main objective is to pursue an education. In view of this priority, a student may elect to cancel their Work Study award by completing the FWS Award Cancellation Form. Furthermore, if the student wants to cancel and is currently working in a FWS position, please consult with your supervisor and Student Employment Coordinator before cancelling your award. 

Employment in a foreign country is not permissible under the Federal Work-Study Law.

Loyola University's Federal Work-Study Program is administered without regard to race, creed, color, sex, nondisqualifying disability, or national or ethnic origin.

For additional information concerning Loyola University's Federal Work-Study Program please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, Emir Bailey, at studentemployment@loyno.edu. To schedule an appointment with Mr. Bailey, click here.