Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a program offered to students who have demonstrated a high level of financial need as determined by the results of their FAFSA. FWS eligibility can make it easier for students to secure part-time job opportunities on or around campus. Students work to earn a regular biweekly paycheck, which they can use to meet some of their day-to-day expenses. This money is earned though work and does not need to be repaid. To be considered for FWS, complete the FAFSA.

Work Study Student Information

On Campus Supervisor

On Campus Payroll Clerk Information

Off Campus Supervisor Information

Work Study Student Information

  1. Find and secure a job with a Work-Study eligible employer.
  2. Turn in the Federal Work-Study Eligibility Notice to the employer's payroll clerk. You can print this notice directly from your myPurdue once you have accepted your work study funding. Under REQUIREMENTS, will be Academic Year Payroll Authorization Form. Click this and answer the questions presented to you then print the Federal Work Study Eligibility notice. You can print as many copies as you need.
  3. Work your scheduled hours to earn wages. You'll get paid in biweekly deposits to the bank account of your choice.

Note: You'll need an authorized I-9 documentation to start working. You'll need some documents to fill one out.

On Campus Supervisor

  1. If you are a supervisor of the potential work study employee, please route the Federal Work Study Eligibility notice you were given by the student to your departmental payroll clerk so the Federal Work Study workflow can be initiated.

On Campus Payroll Clerk Information

  1. If you are the departmental payroll clerk, begin the Federal Work Study workflow by clicking this link.
  2. Complete your section of the PAF using the Federal Work Study eligibility notice supplied by the student.  Don't forget to copy in the student's job description at the end of the PAF document. Send the PAF to the next destination by clicking on the FINISH button.

Off Campus Supervisor Information

  1. As an off-campus FWS employer begin the Federal Work Study workflow by clicking this link.
  2. Complete your section of the PAF using the Federal Work Study eligibility notice supplied by the student.  Don't forget to copy in the student's job description at the end of the PAF document. Send the PAF to Purdue's Bursar Office by clicking on the FINISH button.
  3. Please set the student up in SAP just as you have always done for work study students.

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