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Financial Aid: College Work Study Program (CWSP)

The College Work Study Program (CWSP) provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses using federal funds. The program encourages community service work and work related to your course of study.

Students interested in applying for a CWSP position should verify with the Office of Financial Aid that they are eligible then click Student Jobs for the simple steps to search and apply for a campus position.

Students who apply for the CWSP are not guaranteed a position. Students generally interview with the prospective department. The final decision regarding the hiring of a student rests with the prospective supervisor or employer and the Office of Financial Aid. During the hiring process, students are afforded equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or age.

Students may be employed through the College Work Study Program only by approval of the Office of Financial Aid, and only if the student continues to have financial need as defined by federal regulation.

Types of Jobs

Most CWSP jobs are on campus usually working for a department. If you work off campus, Armstrong will collaborate with a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Armstrong has agreements with private for-profit employers for Federal Work-Study jobs. This type of job must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible).
 

Compensation

CWSP wages will be at least the current federal minimum wage, but it may be higher, depending on the type of work and the skills required. A student's total CWSP eligibility depends on their level of need and the funding available to Armstrong.

Undergraduates are paid by the hour. Graduates may be paid by the hour, or they may receive a salary. No CWSP student may be paid by commission or fee. Armstrong must pay work study students at least once a month. Work Study funds cannot be credited toward tuition.

Hours

When assigning work hours, a supervisor will consider the student's class schedule. Students may not work more hours per week than allotted in their employment contract.

Students

Supervisors

How do I apply?
Federal CWSP Intent to Hire/Rehire Form
Armstrong CWSP Bi-Weekly Timesheet*
Federal CWSP Request Form
Work Study FAQ 
Federal CWSP Reprimand/Termination/Resignation Form
ADP Payroll & Employee Information PeopleAdmin

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