Federal Work Study (FWS)
COVID-19 Changes: With your health and safety in mind, all job descriptions are being updated to clearly reflect which duties can be performed remotely. Most of the available positions are remote. Any position requiring an on-campus presence is clearly noted. Students may work up to 20 hours per week in the fall and spring depending on work study funding availability.
Federal Work-Study is a way for students to earn money to pay for school through part-time on-campus (and sometimes off-campus) jobs. The program gives students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience while pursuing a college degree. You may have an opportunity to participate in research protocols, tutoring, or other positions which will enhance your academic knowledge as you progress through your program.
Being awarded Federal Work-Study does not guarantee you a job. Accepting the Federal Work-Study funds you’re offered is just the first step. In order to receive those funds, you need to earn them, which means you need to start by finding a work-study job.
Your total earning cannot exceed the total amount listed on your financial aid award.
** Ensure you check "Yes" to the FAFSA question: "Are you interested in work study?" You can update this item on your FAFSA anytime before awarding begins for 2021-22.
Please see additional information below to work in the summer.
The pay rate for Federal Work-Study positions at TUC is $16.00 per hour. Students are paid according to established payroll procedures.
Students with valid work-study contracts may be eligible for CalFresh, please visit the CalFresh website for additional information.
We suggest that incoming, new students accept their work study award, but wait until at least their first exam results to sign up for specific work study positions. This helps ensure your academic foundation is strongly built and you can better determine how many hours per week you would be comfortable working without affecting your academic goals.
Process to Participate in Federal Work Study
- Check TouroOne to see if you have a work study award for the current year or contact financial aid to see if you are eligible. You must have completed the financial aid application (FAFSA) to determine eligibility.**
- Apply for a FWS position by contacting Job Supervisors. (click for listing)
- Be accepted for the position by Supervisor.
- Email Financial Aid with a Job Title and copy your Supervisor.
- A Touro College Employment Authorization Packet will be emailed to your official Touro email address.
- Review the contents of that packet with your supervisor. The packet includes the following:
- Job description
- FWS Employment Authorization Contract
- FWS Confidentiality Disclosure
- W-4 - (completed in Financial Aid)
- I-9 - (completed in Financial Aid)
- Emergency Contact Form (typed and emailed back)
- Complete and email to Financial Aid Department:
- FWS Employment Authorization Contract
- Emergency Contact Form
- Employment Authorization documents (i.e. passport, driver's license, social security card)
- Please note: We can accept these documents via email only due to regulatory relief related to COVID-19. Once this exemption expires, you will be required to present yourself and your documents to us in the financial aid office at 690 Walnut, Suite 200 on Mare Island.
- You will receive an email from the Work Study Program administrator with your start date.
- Reply to the email you received from the Work Study Program administrator with your start date.
Your authorization to begin work occurs only after the completion of Step 9
The two federal aid award years in summer are 20-21 and 21-22.
2020-21 Eligibility: Your work eligibilty ends on the last day of your spring semester. In order to work after your spring semester ends (4/30, 5/7, or 5/14/21 depending on program), you must must receive approval from Dale Gerger, and be registered for the summer or fall 2021 semester, and have remaining aid eligibility for spring to work until 6/27/21. Students cannot work 6/28 - 7/4/2021.
2021-22 The start date for summer work study falling under 21-22 has not yet been announced.
Federal Work Study Links and Resources
Job descriptions below have supervisor contact information
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